Weather and Climate
The weather here is really cold and the climate can get very extreme. The temperature can get a low as -56°F. Every year there is about 25 inches of rain and approximately 16 feet of snowfall. There are not many plants and animals that can survive in these temperatures but there are a few. There are tons of grizzly bears here and lots of trouts. You will also be able to spot many glacier lilies. Because of global warming, it is starting to get warmer and that is melting all the glaciers which affects the natural habitat here. When you are in the mountains, you should always remember to bring sweaters and/or coats. In 1916, the temperature dropped from 46°F to -56°F in 24 hours! It still holds an all time world record. There can also be a lot of snowfall. One night in August of 2005, more than 8 inches of snow fell and trapped a lot of hikers. So, make sure you are safe by wearing warm clothing or bringing heat packs. Most of this cold weather is only in the winters. In the summers it tends to get a bit warmer, but still not warm enough to walk around in shorts.