Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The shuttle arrives at St Mary Visitor Center on the east side of Glacier.

One wise decision Tim and I made on this trip to Glacier National Park was to ditch our car in favor of riding the park's free shuttle service. That way neither of us had to negotiate the narrow the 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road, a high-mountain twister with stunning views of the Continental Divide.  And believe me, the segment of that road from the summit at Logan's Peak through The Loop and down to Avalanche Creek is the most narrow, twisty-turnie, breathtaking, heart-stopping, exhilarating road I've been on in a long time!

Last Saturday after we hiked the Waterfalls Loop, we hopped on the shuttle and rode it all the way from St. Mary, MT west to Apgar Village.  Then, on Monday Tim drove the same route on our way to visit Mark and Shelle, good friends from our life in Tucson.  What follows is a hodgepodge of photos taken during both trips.

St. Mary Lake

Vintage red touring cars are another transportation option, albeit not a free ride.

Weeping Wall

Lake McDonald Lodge

Lake McDonald

See what I mean?  Going-to-the-Sun Road was glorious!

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