September 8, 2007 – Going to the Sun Road

We woke to a beautiful clear, crisp (cold), sunny, blue sky morning and decided to do the Going to the Sun Road as far as Avalanche. Those of you who have been following us, we were on the west side of Glacier National Park in early June and the Going to the Sun Road was closed at that time due to landslides and avalanches. Well, it is now open and will be until September 17, 2007 so we decided to go for it!!

The road took us through some incredible scenery:

Yes, that is snow!!

The line in the mountain (halfway) to the right is the road:

Me at the pass:

We were just blown away with the views!!!

After our journey, we decided to move on. Originally we had planned to stay here a few days but they were calling for more rain, more snow, and more cold. Plus we could not have a campfire – there was a fire ban due to the dryness.

So we left the mountains and headed into the prairie.

Can you imagine living here with these views?

How about this – storm/rain on one side of the road and sun on the other??

We are camped at Lake Shel-oole Campground in Shelby, Montana – a very nice city park. We will be here for 2 days to reset. I am glad for the break – we have been traveling every day for a while and need some downtime.

Miles Traveled: 101
Routes Traveled:
Montana: MT-89; US-2

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