The Crown of the Continent

Going to the Sun Road

Glacier National Park

July 27, 2010

I have put this majestic park on the top of my list of favorite national parks.  It is truly special and unique with the many glaciers, mountains, waterfalls, high altitude wildflower meadows and jaw dropping views.  We have enjoyed the Going to Sun Road a few times and keep seeing more details and beauty.  Strongly recommend this two week stop for the bucket list.  Don’t try to see it in one day by driving the Going to the Sun Road.  At each of many pull-offs, one can find pristine lakes, glacial rivers in aquamarine, stellar mountain ranges with the peaks in the clouds.  This view is of Mt Jackson  elevation 10,052.


This pic of the red jammer waiting to load eager tourists to tour in the open air bus through Glacier National Park.  The jammers were an instant hit when introduced in the 1920’s and are still the best way to experience a guided tour of the park.  This location is at the Two Medicine Lake General Store in Glacier National Park.  I have posted many pics on my flickr page if you want to see more.

Lion Lake Hungry Horse MT

Lion Lake is just one gem in the hundreds of glacial lakes and ponds in the northwest section of Montana.  This pristine lake is in Hungry Horse Montana in the Flathead National Forest.  Rumor has it the fishing is excellent here. The lake was a mile from our campsite in Hungry Horse, Montana.

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