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... was stopped. Our guide called this "prairie dog sightseeing." It was a great way to see this famous but precarious road. Sheer drop offs make this road not for the faint of heart.
The Going to the Sun road runs for 53 miles the entire width of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan pass. The road is considered an engineering marvel even today, especially given what tools and technology were available when it was built in the 1920s ...
... 8 more days above 90F. The remaining 25 glaciers are expected to disappear in the next 5-10 years.
Goerge Birg Grinnell, an explorer who loved this area and lobbied for its preservation, discovered the glacier that bears his name in the now-distant 1887. Grinnell glacier is the only glacier accessible on foot, and the hike to reach it is one of the most popular ones in the park.
The trailhead starts on the East side of the park, at Many Glacier Hotel - ...
... on the switchbacks; the last part of the trail follows the ridge, which can have snow as late as June. At the top, panoramic views of Lake McDonald the Glacier's peaks take whatever breadth you have left from the climb. You can see all 6 of Glacier's peaks that are taller than 10,000 ft here. Today, many of them were shrouded in clouds, which I think added to the beauty of it all.
The descent was still challenging even though our heart ...
... br> Glacier National park got onto my radar somewhat out of the blue early this year. While sharing my newfound love for national parks with my friend McKenzie over a beer after work one day, she mentioned to me that her home state of Montana is also home to that park, which, while very popular, usually gets bypassed by the better known Yellowstone about 3 hours away. Not too long after that I was telling my friend Olivia about Glacier and she said it's ...
... like to visit here someday, Not on a crowded RAF weekend.
I'll tough it out through the heat today, but I think I'll escape tomorrow morning to Cut Bank. It's ONLY 94 degF down there;-)
From Cut Bank, it's a short hop to the border crossing (Del Bonita, CEQ4) into Canada, and another hour to Pincer Creek, Alberta airport (CZPC) where I'll meet up again with CA.
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