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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Road to Sun-Glacier NP Montana

18 August 2014

Today we did the beautiful "Road to Sun" across Glacier NP entering at West Glacier and ending at St. Mary's a total of 50miles.The Loop to Weeping Wall and Logan Pass is the most difficult at 6646 ft. The Sun Road was built mostly between 1921 and 1932 and the only road to hold both the National Civil Engineering Landmark and the National Historic Landmark distinctions. The road is in constant rehabilitation.
West Glacier Entrance

The day started out foggy, but sun broke through at 11:00AM. Can well understand the rule for no vehicles over 21'. It is a very precarious drive winding through the valleys and mountains of the park. This was our second trip through the park. The park abuts Waterton in Alberta..wish we would have time to visit this park again.
Long Drop Down

Mr Oberlin & Cannon Mountain

One of Many Waterfalls

Road to Sun

Driving Thru the Tunnel

Look Down

Serious View

Another View Down

Cars Look so Small

Another View of Oberlin and Cannon

Waterfall Under the Road

Posing at Almost the Top

Another Beautiful View
Jackson Glacier

Red Touring Car

Glacier NP was established in 1910 and comprises 1600 square miles. The lowest elevation is 3150' and the highest is 10,466 at the summit of Mount Cleveland. It consists of numerous species of plants,animals,trees,plants,fish and 730 miles of hiking trails. Boat tours are available on McDonald and St Mary's Lakes. Be sure and stop at the visitor centers in the park. Lake McDonald is one of the most scenic lakes in the park as well as the longest and deepest at 10 miles long and 464' deep. McDonald Lodge was erected in 1914 and has a beautiful and peaceful setting on the lake. Stopped at Jammer Joe's for light dinner.

McDonald Lodge


One of Many Flower Pots at Lodge

Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald
Jammer Joe's
St Mary's Lake

This landscape has been sacred to the Blackfeet,Salish and Kootenai for thousands of years. As a Blackfeet elder once said,everything under the sky has a voice to speak with knowledge to tell. The mountains of Glacier and Waterton are home to the spirits and powerful medicine.

After exiting the park at St Mary's, we drove up 89 to Babb and reentered the park at Many Glacier drive to the lodge. The drive takes you along Lakes Sherburne and Swift Current about 17 miles. Many Glacier Lodge was built in 1913 and has a beautiful setting on Swift Current.
Many Glacier Lodge

Front View

Interior View

Arms Around Each Other in Front of Lodge

Disappointed not to have seen any wildlife except for some Ground Squirrels at the McDonald Lodge. Guess the best time is early morning or at dusk or maybe there are too many tourists.
They Like Posing

So Cute

Another wonderful day on our journey. We took over 200 photos and I have chosen the best. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. I love that place! When we visited we stayed at the Many Glaciers Lodge and the Road to the Sun cabins, I think. Also took a long, long, ranger led hike up to a glacier from the lodge. We want to go back, but will definitely have bear spray with us for the hikes.