Pioneering the Road to the Sun

By | May 11, 2016

Cars travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road in 1934. Courtesy Glacier National Park

The Flathead Beacon says that in the 83 years since Going-to-the-Sun Road’s dedication, the thrill of driving Glacier National Park’s scenic byway has not diminished. As one of the world’s most dramatic roadways, it entices millions of motorists to queue up annually at the entrance gates and venture into the park’s wild interior, transported on a two-lane portal of pavement to an otherworldly landscape. The majority of visitors to the Sun Road observe the spectacular transmountain expanse during the busy summer months, often clinically, through their windshields and on dry pavement. But a small, hardscrabble tribe of park personnel knows it far more intimately – inch by inch, stone by stone, by the grit of the sedimentary cliffs, the abrupt drop-offs, and the glide cracks in its massive overhanging snowfields and avalanche paths. Read the full story here.

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