Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Glacier National Park in Montana

Glacier National Park is in Montana between St.Mary and Kalispell. The most striking feature of the park is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. It contains steep grades, a switchback curve known as "the loop" and incredible views. Of course, the park contains glaciers and glacier fed lakes.

Yesterday, we got to drive through the park on the way to Kalispell. The amazing landscape has us yearning to come back. The park is going through a multi-year road restoration project. We didn't have any problems with construction. Our only issues were with the rain and a small rock slide.

John navigated the falling rocks and we made it through safely. No other cars appeared behind us for awhile after that. We saw a park ranger in his vehicle and suspect that the road may have been closed just after we went through.

It was scary at the time but is now just another tale to tell of our mother daughter trip of a lifetime (now plus Hubby). We'll add it to the stories of the earthquake and of the forest fire. The trip has given my daughter a supply of stories to share with future generations.

More information:
Glacier National Park
Glacier Park, Inc. Concessioner