~WATERTON-GLACIER
INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK~

Glacier National Park is part of an international effort between the United States and Canada. The park proper extends into Canada as Waterton National Park there. I hope to see the Canadian portion when I visit there in 2007.
As mentioned, I didn't plan on Glacier. I was running ahead of schedule and on the recommendation of my friend, John, I decided to go. If you only have two places to visit in this country, make them The Grand Canyon and Glacier National Park. This place has a stunning beauty, which I'm lost for words to describe. In one word, splendor. I hope you enjoy these photos. I pray you get to see it for yourself. This has to be one of the ten most beautiful places on earth.
Glacier National Park was established in 1910. It is a land of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers. It features alpine meadows, deep forests, waterfalls, about 50 glistening glaciers and 200 sparkling lakes. The vistas seen from Going-To-The-Sun Road are breathtaking, a photographers paradise. Relatively few miles of road exist in the park's 1,600 square miles of picturesque landscape, thus preserving its primitive and unspoiled beauty enlivened by a spring and summer profusion of wildflowers.


Yeah. That's me with the splendor behind. This was taken at an overview in one of the tunnels along the road.




A panoramic view of the park

The park entrance

Warning!

Morning mist over the park

And over Lake Mary on the east side

The other end of Lake Mary

A hanging valley

Avalanche tracks

A large glacier and more tracks

More glaciers

The edge of a glacier

They pick up everything in the way

Some people I met on the way.

The river filling Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald on the west side

Crystal clear Lake McDonald

Fishing Lake McDonald

Running through the park and connecting the east and west
sections is the impressive Going-to-the-Sun Road, an
architectural marvel that winds its way through some of the
most breathtaking mountain scenery you'll ever see.
The 52 mile Going-To-The-Sun Road through Glacier runs
through Logan Pass. The road took 12 years to complete at a
cost of $2.5 million and three lives.
The Theodore Roosevelt Monument (right) was made to
recognize his efforts in conservation and for his influence
in the maintenance of the National Park System.


This rock peak is a horn

Glacier trail

A glacial valley with its river

One of the many tunnels

Another tunnel

Rock solid

There are two more pages to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. First is the Mountains, and second in the Waterfalls.
Just click on the words to view.
The Mountains
The Waterfalls

Music is "Dreamscape"

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