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|
|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|
|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.
|One of Many Flower Pots at Lodge|
|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|
|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|
Another wonderful day on our journey. We took over 200 photos and I have chosen the best. Enjoy.