Call Me Capn’ : Two Medicine Crew

Meet our interesting & inspirational Two Medicine Crew from last summer!

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Meet our summer 2014’s Two Medicine Crew!

We kicked off our Captain Profiles with the ladies of Rising Sun, and now we’re going to share with you last summer’s Two-Med Crew.  This Crew had some extra challenges (read about our Two Medicine Chalet Remodel Here), and they are just a really intriguing bunch.  Read on for some great hiking tips & insight on life.  Love the backpack contents of this group!

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NAME: Carly Crowley (on the left above)

SPIRIT ANIMAL: Merganser– nominative to the area- enjoys mellow days on the water and has a quirky personality to match the merganser’s call!

HOME FORT: Hayfield, MN

BEST DAY HIKE: Cobalt Lake -or- Length of Waterton Lake

BEST OVERNIGHT: I actually haven’t backpacked before.  My family has done a lot of camping and we love staying at St. Mary.  I prefer long day hikes.

ALWAYS: Take time to stop, breathe, and soak in the world around you.  Appreciate the fact that we did nothing to produce the beauty around us, nature just is.

NEVER: feed a ground squirrel

in Carly’s BACKPACK: -Raincoat, food, Willifred the Bear, Headband, Camera, Notecards/pen, Socks, iPod/Speaker, Water

 

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NAME: Tarek Penser

SPIRIT ANIMAL: Spruce Bud Worm.  I only eat the new, fresh veggies & new growth in the fridge.

HOME FORT: Stockholm, Sweden

BEST DAY HIKE: Shangri-La—>Iceberg Lake

BEST OVERNIGHT: I tend to do more day-hikes/climbing mountains.  My best long day here in Glacier is the Skyline Experience, starting at Many Glacier and ending at Siyeh Bend.

ALWAYS: Drink at least a cup of coffee before hiking

in Tarek’s BACKPACK: Mum’s 30-year-old swiss army knife & the Climber’s Guide by J.G. Edwards

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NAME: Anne Schuschke

SPIRIT ANIMAL: Pika– I’m most at home in the high alpine meadows & boulder fields where it’s a bit cooler.

HOME FORT: Kalispell, MT / Back seat, Subaru, anyplace

BEST DAY HIKE: Floral Park

BEST OVERNIGHT: Livingston Traverse – Bowman Lake, Thunderbird, Guardhouse, Jefferson Pass, Gyrfalcon Lake, Flattop, Packers Roost.

ALWAYS: Let the mountains clear your mind & open your heart and… summit beer.

NEVER: work a desk job

in Anne’s BACKPACK: Mittens, chapstick, mtn. goat wool collection, bear claw, headlamp

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NAME: Gillian Thornberry

SPIRIT ANIMAL: Lake Swallow- for the way they fly with joy & weightlessness over a glassy lake.

HOME FORT: Originally Kalispell, now Missoula is home.

BEST DAY HIKE: Go up to Two Medicine Pass and from there climb up any peak!  (Grizzly, Painted Teepee or Rockwell)

BEST OVERNIGHT: The Belly River: Poia Lake to Elizabeth Lake, Glenns Lake, then back through Ptarmigan Tunnel.

ALWAYS: Remember to look up rather than at your feet; mountain top yoga; be grateful to the mountains and let their strength and beauty fill you to the brim.

NEVER: Underestimate how much food you will need…

in Gillian’s BACKPACK: Chocolate!  Bandana, rain gear, various rocks from along the way.

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NAME: Zane Zell

SPIRIT ANIMAL: Yellow-rumped warbler (also known as butter butt warbler) because everything needs love

HOME FORT: Shelby, Montana

BEST DAY HIKE: Any hike when it’s sunny, warm and lots of ripe berries

BEST OVERNIGHT: Belly River- Mokowannis —> MT Cleveland —> Stoney Indian —> Waterton and the CDT

ALWAYS: Expect the unexpected and be ready to be dazzled.

NEVER: Underestimate Glacier Park weather!

in Zane’s BACKPACK: Beret of former climbing partner, eagle feather, Ojode Venado, Duct tape, superglue, parachute cord and a jaguar tooth.

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Thanks, Two-Med Crew, for such interesting profiles, and for a great season!  Are you interested in joining some of the most adventurous, interesting people working in Glacier Park?  Check out our Employment Page!

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