Going to the Sun

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Logan Pass

In any other place than Glacier National Park a road named The Going to the Sun Road would be a bit highfalutin but not here.  A history of the road which was an incredible feat to build can be explored here: https://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/news/upload/Going-to-the-Sun-Road-An-Engineering-Feat.pdf

This trip only touched on the glory that is Glacier.  Hopefully these photos will give a glimpse of this park which mind blowingly belongs to all Americans.  Happy Birthday National Park Service!  You’ve had an incredible 100 years!  You preserved these lands for us and our children, please continue to preserve them for many generations to come.

Logan Pass

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Perhaps Logan Pass should be called Billy Goat’s Gruff Pass.  This mountain goat situated himself on the trail, preventing anyone from going in either direction.

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Along The Going To The Sun Road

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Here its possible to see the tiny Road to the Sun which is etched into the stonework of the mountain.
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Long Horn Sheep along the side of the road

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Forest fires provide sun for new growth. Wildflowers are the first opportunists.

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The Weeping Wall

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Looking out the car window

Saint Mary Lake

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Smokey sky

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Lake McDonald

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Good place to eat lunch. We didn’t bring bathing suits which was a mistake!
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Maura & me.
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Bruce & Maura. The water was perfect that day.
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Doing pretty good!

 

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I love these two!!!

We took the cruise around Lake McDonald on these historic boats.  They are lovingly cared for and brought out each year for another tourist season.  The link below provides their history.  We had an over-informative young man give us the boat’s history and the history of the area.  The loud speaker was a little too loud and he was a little too informative, but other than that the trip was nice.

http://glacierparkboats.com/history/

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The Lodge at Lake McDonald
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View from the water
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Inside Lake McDonald Lodge
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Dining at Lake McDonal Lodge.

Over and Above’s

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Can you believe the Visa bill after taking your granddaughter on vacation? (It was worth it!)

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Lots of fun!  Lots of memories!  Happy Birthday Glacier National Park.  We love you!