We were up early this morning and at the transit center by 7:45 – yes, we were early. Today’s tour consisted of 5 Red Buses (lots of people). There were 14 on our bus so it was pretty comfortable and not “squishy”.
By8:30 AM, we were loaded up and on our way.
I was going to give you lots of info on the Going to the Sun Road and on the Historic Red Buses but I am giving you some links instead because I have LOTS of pictures!
Here are the links and there is much other info out there on the web:
Our tour guide and driver was Susan and we were treated to so much history and stories and geology along the way – she was great.
So here we go…
Our first stop was at Lake McDonald Lodge:
Isn’t it beautiful!
There was even a roaring fire in the fire place – which was great because the temps were only in the 40’s and the bus had no heat.
McDonald Creek – notice the color of the water- it means that this creek water is coming from the glaciers:
Here is the avalanche chutes – there are many in the park:
The west side tunnel – 192 feet long:
One of the longest falls in the park – the Going to the Sun Road is right in the middle:
The weeping wall:
The triple arches:
At the top – the line across those mountains is the road:
Logan’s Pass has a visitor center, museum, hiking trails and so much more. It is also a great place to see desert sheep – and we were not disappointed (although they were in the distance):
This little guy and his partner went to everyone – he must get handouts:
After the break, we headed to the east side of the park where the scenery was still jaw-dropping:
We traveled out of the park and headed to Many Glacier area where we went back into the park. Lake Sherburne:
We made out way to the Many Glacier Lodge where we had lunch. This lodge is beautiful:
Our lunch table view:
The main lobby area:
The Many Glacier Lodge:
WOW! Then we started our journey back over the Going to the Sun Road to the west side of the park:
At Logan Pass, we saw this mama near the road:
If you look real close, you can see her baby behind her:
We got back about 5:15 PM. What a wonderful trip.
Would I recommend it? Yes for the history but I also recommend taking the day and doing the road on your own. Both are worth it!
Back home, we finished the evening with a nice campfire.
Another wonderful day!
Enjoy today and I will leave you with one more picture of the day: