Friday, May 25, 2012

Plowing the Going-to-the-Sun Road

Earlier this week Glacier National Park posted a video showing a plower in a front end loader making some serious progress on the Going-to-the-Sun Road near Triple Arches on the west side of the park.

If you've never been to Glacier the Going-to-the-Sun Road is a 50-mile engineering marvel that spans the interior of the park, and allows visitors to cross the Continental Divide in dramatic fashion. For a couple-mile stretch the road hugs the cliffs of the Garden Wall, making for an adrenaline-producing, white-knuckle drive.

Without a doubt, the guys plowing the Going-to-the-Sun Road have nerves of steel. There's no way I would ever want this job:

The Going-to-the-Sun Road is expected to open around mid-June this year. If you have any thoughts of traveling to Glacier, or if you know of anyone that might be interested, let our new sister website help with all your hiking plans. Just like our Smokies website, we offer one stop planning with our Accommodations page, and our Things To Do page where you can find guides, outfitters and tours for rafting, boating, hiking and horseback excursions.


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