Please wait
 You need to be logged in to be able to post comments. If you are not a subscriber yet, please click and subscribe here
Login
Email
Password
Register
Site Registration/Subscription Request
Country
Click here to select your Country
I acknowledge that I have read the Site's Terms and Conditions and consent to the processing of my personal data in accordance with the terms of this site.
Sign In
Login
Email
Password
              
  • Media Map
  • PhotoAlbum Map
  • Search
    Search Site Content 
    Search Photos by Tags
    Close
my photoJournals
20Aug2016 - Waterton and Going-To-The-Sun Road, Montana
Date: Sat Aug 20 13:26:39 MDT 2016, [ 37 photos ]
Visits: 1913
Toggle this Container Toggle
 Cut and paste this url and share this link:
 Thumbnail mode: http://roymalinao.com/default.asp?tln=1&sln=691&coid=1&tnvaid=808&sid=2317
 Slideshow mode: http://roymalinao.com/default.asp?tln=1&sln=691&coid=1&ssaid=808
 

Itinerary for today:  Pincher Creek to Waterton National Park Alberta, then off to the sourht of the border - to Going-To-The-Sun Road in Montana. Our basecamp, will be Whitefish, Montana.

About 2 years ago, while travelling to Kalispell, Montana, we attempted to take Going-To-The-Sun Road but had to take a detour as the road was still closed because of too much snow. This time was perfect - amazingly less busy! Perfect for a drive - on a cabriolet!

Going-to-the-Sun Road is a scenic mountain road in the Rocky Mountains of the western United States, in Glacier National Park in Montana. It is a driving highlight not to be missed! This road spans about 80kms and crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass, the highest point of the park at an elevation of 6,646 feet, traversing almost every type of terrain, from impressive glaciers, beautiful valleys, cedar forests, cascading waterfalls, rivers and creeks, towering mountains to windswept alpine tundra atop the pass, and ocassional wildlife sightings. You can actually see glaciers from the road.

Completed in 1932, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is a spectacular paved two-lane road that bisects the park east and west. Scenic viewpoints and pullouts line the road, so motorists can stop for extended views and photo opportunities. The road is well worth traveling in either direction, as the view from one side of the road is much different than from the other. In 1983 Going-To-The-Sun Road was included in the National Register of Historic Places and in 1985 was made a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

This is an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp and blind curves and hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. The road is winding and in many places bordered on one side by cliffs and on the other side by a drop of hundreds of feet, sometimes unprotected by guardrails. This engineering marvel spans through the park's wild interior, winding around mountainsides and treating visitors to some of the best sights in northwest Montana. Breathtaking and scary at times! This two lane road is quite narrow at times and winding, especially west of Logan Pass. Long, wide or tall vehicles are not permitted here because of the hairpin turns and low overhang of rocks overhead. Dedicated in 1933, officials named the road after a local mountain. It's also a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

Due to the mountainous terrain of the highway, it is only open seasonally. Opening and closing dates depend on weather.

It's one of the most scenic drives in the world!

Post a Comment
Send Photo as a PhotoGram
Photos [37]
 

Where the mountains meet the Prairie...

It will be an unusual day if you're standing here on Pine Ridge and not feel the wind in your face. Beyond the slopes of Waterton National Park are the peaks of Glacier National Park, Montana. This is a dynamic international ecosystem - wild and diverse!

 Location: Pine Ridge - Alberta Canada
 Date Taken: Sat Aug 20 2016
Rating 
Post a Comment
Send Photo as a PhotoGram
 

Where the mountains meet the Prairie...

It's an unusual day if you're standing here on Pine Ridge and not feeling the wind in your face. Winter chinooks can howl over 100 km/hour and move the temperature from -15C to +15C in few minutes! Beyond the slopes of Waterton National Park are the peaks of Glacier National Park, Montana. This is a dynamic international ecosystem - wild and diverse!

 Location: Pine Ridge - Alberta Canada
 Date Taken: Sat Aug 20 2016
Rating 
Post a Comment
Send Photo as a PhotoGram
 Wind farms in Pincher Creek
 Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta
 Date Taken: Sat Aug 20 2016
Rating 
Not RATED yet
Post a Comment
Send Photo as a PhotoGram
 

Where the mountains meet the Prairie...

It's an unusual day if you're standing here on Pine Ridge and not feeling the wind in your face. Winter chinooks can howl over 100 km/hour and move the temperature from -15C to +15C in few minutes! Beyond the slopes of Waterton National Park are the peaks of Glacier National Park, Montana. This is a dynamic international ecosystem - wild and diverse!

 Location: Pine Ridge - Alberta
 Date Taken: Sat Aug 20 2016
Rating 
Not RATED yet
Post a Comment
Send Photo as a PhotoGram
 Location: Pine Ridge - Alberta Canada
 Date Taken: Sat Aug 20 2016
Rating 
Not RATED yet
Post a Comment
Send Photo as a PhotoGram
 

Waterton is quiet, uncrowded National Park.  It's the perfect place to view spectacular scenery and wildlife. There are also lots of recreational opportunities to discover nature at its best... year round!... A rare gem tucked into the southwestern corner of the province of Alberta, Canada. In this breathtaking part of the world, the majestic Rocky Mountains rise out of the rolling prairies. Amid the peaks are the lakes of Waterton Lakes National Park, carved out of the rock by ancient glaciers.

Waterton Lakes National Park borders Glacier National Park in Montana to the south, together making up the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the first of its kind in the world. A place like no other, the uniqueness of Waterton Park is a blend of unusual geology, mild climate, rare wild flowers, and an abundance of wildlife. It is a scene which has remained unchanged for centuries. 

 Location: overlooking the town of Waterton, Alberta Canada
 Date Taken: Sat Aug 20 2016
Rating 
Post a Comment
Send Photo as a PhotoGram
Photos loaded [1 to 6 out of 37] ...
Use Mouse wheel to auto-paginate or hover over this area to use manual pagination control on the left
Subscribe and raise your flags here:               
Roy Malinao Copyright © 2006 - 2019. All rights reserved. All contents property of Roy Malinao.
Best viewed with IE