This one goes out to my mom, who had the presence of mind to snag the last opening at Sperry Chalet for the coming summer.

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The chalet is one of two left standing in the Glacier backcountry. Positioned up on a bench at the head of long valley, the views could not be better.

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The complex of buildings is usually safe from avalanches, except for that one time a few years ago.

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In winter, it’s nice to see the place with no one around.¬† A day like today, totally cloudless and warm in the sun, is quite the treat.

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