Last edited by Mulabar
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | History

7 edition of Going Along to Glacier found in the catalog.

Going Along to Glacier

by Alan Leftridge

  • 219 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Farcountry Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nature - General,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • Science & Nature - General,
  • Travel,
  • Glacier National Park (Mont.),
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Montana,
  • National parks and reserves

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8616280M
    ISBN 101560373407
    ISBN 109781560373407
    OCLC/WorldCa60491862

      Going to the Sun Road. One of the most popular things to do in Glacier National Park is to drive the Going to the Sun Road. This is a mountain road that connects West Glacier to East Glacier through the heart of the park. Unfortunately, we only got to drive a . Going-to-the-Sun Road is a scenic mountain road in the Rocky Mountains of the western United States, in Glacier National Park in Sun Road, as it is sometimes abbreviated in National Park Service documents, is the only road that traverses the park, crossing the Continental Divide through Logan Pass at an elevation of 6, feet (2, m), which is the highest point on the road.

    Learn about Glacier National Park as you cruise on a historic wooden boat with Glacier Park Boat Company. The boat company offers two boat tours (both with commentary) along the Going-to-the-Sun Road at Lake McDonald and St. Mary. Take a trail ride with Swan Mountain Outfitters from their Apgar or Lake McDonald corrals. Hop on a red bus tour. Maps and Driving Tools: Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions for the entire route, and full-color photos throughout Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best hikes, views, places for wildlife-watching, and more, you can watch Old Faithful from Observation Point, drive the mile Going-to-the.

      This Sept. 4, , photo shows a view from the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park in Montana showing a lake ringed by mountains and tall trees. (Beth J. Harpaz, AP file).   The glacier itself can be hiked via the national park of the same name. Guided tours are available daily, from the short family-friendly treks to the slightly more intense (though wholly manageable) half day tours. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it’s also the ‘object of the world’s longest sight line’.


Share this book
You might also like
This court now considering the frequent neglects of divers of the head officers of this city, to perform their duty in walking before the Lord Mayor and Aldermen ...

This court now considering the frequent neglects of divers of the head officers of this city, to perform their duty in walking before the Lord Mayor and Aldermen ...

Rock n roll and nationalism

Rock n roll and nationalism

Ethnicity and social change

Ethnicity and social change

Furniture

Furniture

Report of the annual yield of the Arkansas River Basin for the Arkansas River Basin Compact

Report of the annual yield of the Arkansas River Basin for the Arkansas River Basin Compact

A short history of the Labour Party

A short history of the Labour Party

Reshaping the graduate education of scientists and engineers: NASs Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy report

Reshaping the graduate education of scientists and engineers: NASs Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy report

Catalogue of pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, and English masters

Catalogue of pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, and English masters

Phencyclidine and related arylcyclohexylamines

Phencyclidine and related arylcyclohexylamines

notebooks of Florence Allshorn

notebooks of Florence Allshorn

Royal Australian Navy

Royal Australian Navy

Stalins nose

Stalins nose

Negroes in Britain

Negroes in Britain

Prairie Report

Prairie Report

Physical Oceanography of Bridport Inlet, N.W.T. Volume 1 of 2

Physical Oceanography of Bridport Inlet, N.W.T. Volume 1 of 2

Going Along to Glacier by Alan Leftridge Download PDF EPUB FB2

Either way, this is one of the two or so books you'll want to take along with you. Why this recommendation. "Geology" is more than an introduction to the geology of Glacier Park. It is a description of Going-to-the-Sun Road which is the only road to transverse the Park.

It notes and explains the major geological points of interest along the route/5(9). Glacier National Park’s free shuttle service on the Going-to-the-Sun Road is scheduled to operate July 1st through Labor Day, weather permitting. The transit system provides complimentary two-way service along Going-to-the-Sun Road between the Apgar Visitor Center and St.

Mary Visitor Center. Glacier National Park Getaway: 4 Days. Stay at the beautifully historic Glacier Park Lodge and enjoy an exhilarating boat cruise in the scenic Two Medicine Valley; a breathtaking ride along the Going-to-the-Sun Road; and a tour of the lush Lake McDonald Valley.

Glacier National Park Express: 10 Days. 1. Go on Nature Hikes with Glacier Guides. If you’re interested in learning about the plant and animal life in Glacier National Park, book a nature hike with Glacier Guides who will teach you so much about the history and nature of the park.

Our guides were so amazing with our kids, taking the time to show them birds and plants all around the. If you're wondering what the best books about Glacier National Park are to read before your visit, you're in the right place.

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to read my disclosure for more info. The Going to the Sun Road – the reason you come to Glacier.

This is the. This book is about the trials and tribulations of the construction of Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana. The road is literaly carved out of the side of a mountain and is a tribute to the workers who suffered hardships and battled against extreme weather conditions to Reviews:   Glacier National Park has previously offered a free shuttle that runs along the Going-to-the-Sun Road from the Apgar Visitor Center to the St.

Mary Visitor Center, but it was open only from July to Labor Day. They also don’t take reservations, operating instead on a first come, first served basis.

Would you like to book directly or do you need more information. We would be pleased to advise you personally on +41 (0)81 65 65 or by e-mail info @ Our opening hours. Monday to Sunay 7 am - 7pm. BOOK ONLINE NOW. GLACIER BOOKS are specialist book dealers, who buy and sell New, Secondhand & Antiquarian Books on all aspects of Mountaineering, Mountain Travel and Polar Exploration.

We have an extensive stock of books on all the Mountain and Polar Regions of the world. A trip across Going-to-the-Sun Road is a trip into the heart of Glacier. This “transmountain highway” offers exceptional views at every turn.

The road stretches about 50 miles between the West Entrance and St. Mary Entrance, and climbs to 6, ft (2, m) at Logan Pass.

There are numerous stopping points along the road. Go on a virtual hike in Glacier National Park alongside Jake Bramante. InJake became the first person to hike all miles of trail in Glacier National Park in one season. Featuring videos of every trail on his YouTube channel, you can follow along as Jake hikes in Glacier and discovers a wide variety of flora and fauna found in this.

Day 4: Going-to-the-Sun Road/Many Glacier Valley View Photos Today we take iconic Red Jammers along the unforgettably scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road—a 50. The ticket price is $ for adults and $ for children (in ). This price includes your round trip journey on the boat shuttles.

At specific times of day, this also includes a ranger-led hike to Grinnell Glacier. You cannot book a one-way ticket from Many Glacier Hotel to Lake Josephine. Clean Going-to-the-Sun Road: East Tunnel: Glacier National Park: Listen to details about the extensive labor required to construct the East Tunnel along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

What was being done in to fix damaged portions of the tunnel is also discussed. 3/14/ Free: View in iTunes: 16Ratings: 3. Hungry Horse Motel. Glacier Park Inn B&B. Glacier's Mountain Resort cabins.

Glacier General Store and cabins, Abbott Valley Homestead cabins and Mountain Meadow RV Park's cabins. ===== Near COLUMBIA FALLS, 20 - 30 minutes one way or a bit more depending on the particular lodging to Glacier's West Gate: Brand new Cedar Creek Lodge a park-run hotel.

Visit the Swiss-style Many Glacier Hotel and spot bears, bull moose and bighorn sheep along the Iceberg Lake Trail while exploring the Many Glacier Region in the park's northeast section. Rent a kayak, rowboat or canoe and ply the waters of Lake McDonald, the largest of the park's more than lakes, which is surrounded by scenic, towering peaks.

Glacier National Park Lodges Hiker's Shuttle. This fee-based hiker’s shuttle between the St. Mary Visitor Center and Many Glacier Hotel/Swiftcurrent Motor Inn (operates from June 8 through September 18), connects to the National Park Service (NPS) free Going-to-the-Sun Road shuttle system, and like that shuttle service is first come, first served—no advance reservations.

Mile 0: West Glacier. Going-to-the-Sun Road begins at Route 2 right by the West Glacier Amtrak station. Talk about convenient. You can literally take a train from downtown Chicago in the east or from Seattle in the west and get off right at the start of this road.

The Logan Pass parking lot on J Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road’s west side opened to car traffic to the top of Logan Pass on J.

When to Go. Glacier National Park is a location that experiences harsh winters and mild summers. The Going-to-the-Sun Road, which traverses the park in a general east-west direction and winds along many of the most picturesque views in the park, is typically only .Glacier National Park is one of our nation’s most unique parks.

Not only does it contain large populations of grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and wolves, but the park is famous for its 25 active glaciers. The park runs along the northern border of Montana and is the sister park of Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.

The two parks. Glacier National Park is a popular tourist destination in North America. Formed about million years ago, this park encompasses over a million hectares and is located in the state of Montana, bordering with the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

But you can still marvel at the massive snow removal effort along Going-to.