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Day 8 – Going-to-the-Sun

By golly, despite all possible means to keep us from traveling to Logan Pass via the Going-to-the-Sun Road we did it!

We told you that the Red Bus tour we were scheduled for on Thursday got canceled because of numerous land slides. We weren’t able to reschedule for Friday but if we had here’s what we would have been on.

Yesterday the forecast was for more thunderstorms rolling in around noon which would have probably closed the road again but they stayed away until the end of the day and we had a wonderful trip. As we drove along you could see where the slides had taken out railings and a lot of work was still going on. One stretch of the road was down to one lane which caused about a thirty minute delay. That was not a problem since the scenery was so great.

There is so much to see and so many beautiful vistas that it’s impossible to share in a blog like this. I did sort through the eighty or so pictures we took and will share those here.

First stop was a beautiful rushing river that had several small waterfall’s you could see. Here’s one of the bigger ones.

Logan Pass is at the Continental Divide and has a nice visitors center.

Here’s a picture looking out over the parking lot at Logan Pass. You can tell how popular of a place it is by the number of cars.

We saw this interesting picture in the center that shows a glacier in 1932 and how it’s gone today, so sad.

Here you can see that the clouds were trying to sneak in but only made for a dramatic photo.

Just off the trail to the left in the picture above we saw a small herd of Mountain Goats. They were actually being a little pesky and hanging out close to and on the trail. A ranger was there and kept chasing them away. You can see in the picture that they are shedding their winter coats.

Rather than going back down the road through all the construction again we decided to drive the eighty miles on around the park. It was a beautiful drive as well going past Martha Lake.

We had lunch at Two Dogs Flat restaurant which was just past Martha Lake.

It was a wonderful day and lots of memories to take back home. About 5:30 in the evening a big thunderstorm rolled through with lots of lightning, thunder and rain. Fortunately the high winds and hail they had forecast never developed.

Today we are off to Little Diamond Lake in Northeastern Washington. It should be about a five mile drive through some more beautiful country. As a bonus the thunderstorms are gone and we have a beautiful day coming on.

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5 Responses

  1. Your sure bringing back memories for us. When we were at Logan pass 2 years ago almost to the day, there was still snow on the ground. What a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing your travels with us.

  2. Great pictures, you must have a really good camera. LOL

  3. Yay! So happy for you and Marilyn. Just beautiful! BTW, as I recall, when I was there, I also saw big horned sheep.

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