Day Eight

Taken this afternoon with a Sony Cybershot SLR

Taken this afternoon with a Sony Cybershot SLR

“Going to the Sun Road” was built in 1910 and it opens for a brief period every summer. This road opened only 2 days ago, so I was unbelievably lucky to have experienced it. On this trip there have been close encounters with fire and water… today I had an encounter with ice. The elements are playing a massive part in this epic journey. The road is closed for most of the year because of the heavy snow at the top of the mountain.

Within the slideshow below are the very best shots taken today when I stepped out of the car. These pictures are a fraction of the scale and beauty of what was seen. The images don’t actually do Glacier National Park any justice.

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DSC03419Wildlife plays a big part of the experience, squirrels would bolt around your feet and the butterflies would float around your path, as you walked in a pine scented paradise. There was a smile on every person travelling through this road. It took about 5 hours to get through considering all the stopping and taking pictures. We would all commiserate on the majestic beauty before us.

A view from the steering wheel below.

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Current Position Whitefish, Montana

Current Position Whitefish, Montana

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The “Sun Peak” trail Glacier National Park

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