Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Dec 2019
Interest: Hiking, backpacking, kayaking
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There are still traditions in USA that linger on, such as human fire observers spending the summer in lookouts, and possibly still some winterkeepers; Glacier NP had a winterkeeper at Many Glacier some time in the past decade.
It seems the main function of winterkeepers is to try to keep expensive buildings running that lack adequate capability to get themselves through the winter - fragile roofs or insufficient insulation.
I am wondering whether Canada also has such a tradition?
I was in Yellowstone this past September, and the visitation is well above the park's carrying capacity. That has happened pretty much across the board with US parks, with a very big spike in the COVID era. Very isolated areas, such as Two Mirror Plateau and other places mentioned in ranger Michael Yochim's Essential Yellowstone, might still offer intrigue, and certainly the areas around, such as Beartooths and the Winds, are distinctly less populated.