Road to the Sun ?>

Road to the Sun

We had one day to explore Glacier National Park so the  guides said the “Road to the Sun” was a must!

Going to the Sun Road winds across the Continental Divide at Logan Pass.  It is the only road in Glacier that connects the west and the east sides of the park.  The 52 mile long winding road offers some of the most spectacular scenery. So winding is an understatement, it is more like switchbacks with cliffs and no guard rails.  So truth be told Fred was not to keen on going to the park on the weekend. Yes the road was busy and I  kept telling him to stop for a picture.  Not very popular.  So we go the 52 miles and he says or I thought challenged, you drive now?  Don’t look down.

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Of the estimated 150 glaciers which existed in the park in the mid-19th century, only 25 active glaciers remained by 2010. Scientists studying the glaciers in the park have estimated that all the glaciers may disappear by 2030 if the current climate patterns persist.  Happy Birthday National Parks 100 years old and still going strong! Why would we ever need to leave the US to see such beauty.

And oh yes there was an Elks.

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Please somebody stop him…next up … National Bison Range.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2 thoughts on “Road to the Sun

  1. If these pics don’t define your trip, nothing will, they are great! Well, maybe the Elk thing ……….

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