A brief history:
Going-to-the-Sun Road was the first to carry visitors by the lakes, glaciers, alpine peaks, and meadows of Glacier National Park. The 50-mile route, which connected the east and west sides of the park and crossed the Continental Divide at Logan Pass, was surveyed in 1918, and work began in 1921. Progress was slow, however, due to limited and erratic congressional funding and the difficulties of working under extreme mountainous conditions. The road was completed in the early 1930s. (from the National Park Service website.)
|Building the Granite Creek Retaining Wall - From the National Park Service website|
Not only would I not have wanted to be on the work crew building the central section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, I simply would not want to be on the snow removal crew either that works to open the road each Spring. Unh-uh. You aren't getting me up there. Period. End of discussion.
|Winding, Narrow, Scary, White-Knuckle, You Name It!|
|Please Don't Fall, Rocks|
|I think this is referred to as the Garden Wall. Note the Going-to-the-Sun Road near the bottom of the photo.|
|More of Mother Nature's Beauty|
All too soon we were down in the valley where the views were hidden by the trees. Our journey isn't over yet, however...
Such beautiful blue skies deserve to be shared on Skywatch Friday. Come join us!