Posted by: danielfee | January 10, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 01-10-2012

Logan’s Pass – Montana

 

Logan’s Pass – Glacier National Park

Located in northwestern Montana is Glacier National Park. At an elevation of 6,646 feet above sea level, along the Continental Divide, is Logan Pass which is the summit of Going-to-the-Sun Road. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is a dramatic 52 mile highway that divides Glacier National Park east and west. Along the road you will see lakes carved by glaciers, dense forests and abundant wildlife.  There are numerous scenic turnouts that provide spectacular views and photo opportunities. The road is designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. At Logan’s Pass, the visitor center is open only during the summer season. The pass is closed during the winter due to the impracticality of keeping the Going-to-the-Sun Road clear of snow and avalanches. East of the pass is known as the “Big Drift”, which often has snow 100 feet deep. The Big Drift is the result of winter snows and blowing winds which will push snow up and over the Continental Divide onto a thin ridge of rock which is known as the Garden Wall.

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  1. Another highlight of Logan’s Pass is one of the top hikes in Glacier National Park, the Highline Trail: http://www.hikinginglacier.com/highline-loop.htm begin from there. The views are grand and spectacular and at one point I thought I heard Julie Andrews singing “the hills are alive with the sound of music”! Only one small glitch in the hike if you are afraid of heights (like me). Soon into the beginning of the hike, there’s about .3 of a mile stretch that’s very narrow, with steep drop-offs, but the park has installed a cable hand-hold for those of us who are vertically challenged!

    • Kathy, Thanks for your comment. I wished I would have had the time to do some hiking in Glacier. Maybe next time. The loop sounds like a good one to do. Heights don’t bother me too much, I just avoid getting real close to the edge. If you look back at some of my older posts you will we some photos of my hike to the Inca Bridge at Machu Piccu. Now those were some shear cliffs and a narrow trail. Not one to do if you have vertigo.
      Dan

  2. Great photos,


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