Tuesday, September 29, 2009
We checked online and the Going-to-the-Sun Road was scheduled to be open through the last day of Summer, when it would close at midnight for repairs. We were so excited because that meant it would still be open on our first day at Glacier National Park. However, it was stormy the night before and it snowed on Logan Pass and a portion of the road had to be closed. So, we went as far as we could go on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and turned around and drove back the way we came (through West Glacier). Here are some pictures from that ride.
Freezing cold water, right from the glacier. It was so clear and pretty.
This road was built through Glacier National Park in the 1930's. It was designed by a landscape architect. at first I didn't see what the big deal was about the road. But as it winds its way up through the mountains and peaks, it is very impressive even though I felt at times like I was on the road to Hanna in Hawaii.
Cole at the Lodge at Lake Macdonald. We stopped to buy our tickets for the boat ride for the following day since that would be the final day of boat rides in the park. Rick asked which boat trip we wanted to be on and the only thing I could think was, "the warmest, sunniest one!"
We were freezing! Luckily for us it was the only day of cool, wet weather.