The Sperry Chalet likely housed hundreds of thousands of visitors to Glacier National Park before it burned down in the historic wildfires that plagued northern Montana last summer.
According to the Flathead Beacon, park officials have been hard at work drawing up plans to rebuild the iconic backcountry chalet and they recently landed on an option that includes almost zero environmental impact. Crews should begin work on the building in the coming months with hopes of finishing sometime during the upcoming summer.
Experts say the cost of the rebuild will likely be somewhere in the vicinity of $8-12 million. The NPS will employ individuals, mules, and a helicopter to bring in lumber and building materials.
Find the entire Flathead Beacon story here: Glacier National Park Approves Plan to Rebuild Sperry Chalet