Glacier National Park was established in 1910 as our nation's tenth national park by President Taft. It was named for the glaciers that carved, sculpted, and formed this landscape millions of years ago. Despite the recession of current glaciers, the park's name will not change when the glaciers are gone. (per the National Park Service)
I truly enjoyed our trip through GNP. As usual, we didn't spend as much time as I would have liked, but it was Labor Day weekend and the park was busy, busy, busy with other visitors. Because I took plenty of pictures, I'll share a few each day this week.
We started on from the east side of the park since that is the direction we were traveling from. Note to fellow travelers - avoid staying in Browning, MT if you can and opt for East Glacier instead. And be sure to have breakfast at the Whistle Stop Cafe. The bacon and cheese omelets were just about the best we have ever had.
After leaving the Whistle Stop, we headed north on Hwy 49. It is a winding and narrow road. Toss in periodic road construction and it made for adventurous traveling.
|Looking Towards Glacier National Park from Hwy 49|
We joined up with Hwy 89 which took us further north toward the east entrance of GNP. More winding roads but with awesome views. We haven't even entered the park and I am in awe of the beauty surrounding us.
|Wild Horses with the Great Plains to the East in the Background|
|More of GNP with Saint Mary Lake at the Bottom of the Hill|
|Look at the Layering! Wow!|
At this point, I know this is going to be an great trip.