Chronology: The Rockies

Talking Penguin, Cut Bank, MT

Talking Penguin, Cut Bank, MT

Caption: Welcome to Cut Bank, MT
Coldest Spot in the Nation.

Date: 2004-07-31 09.04.18

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BNSF Trestle, Cut Bank, MT

BNSF Trestle, Cut Bank, MT

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Date: 2004-07-31 09.13.40

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Cut Bank Creek, Cut Bank, MT

Cut Bank Creek, Cut Bank, MT

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Date: 2004-07-31 09.17.08

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Keith Schiffner, Browning, MT

Keith Schiffner, Browning, MT

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Date: 2004-07-31 11.24.04

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Notes: Keith is a fellow correspondent on the rec.motorcycles Usenet newsgroup. We had never met. I stopped at the Espresso Bar in Browning, MT, which is seen in the background, and this long-haired, bearded hippie with an earring approaches me and starts yammering about classic Honda Goldwings. It could only have been Schiffner; Browning isn't that big a place.

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Tepee Designs, Museum of the Plains Indians, Browning, MT

Tepee Designs, Museum of the Plains Indians, Browning, MT

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Date: 2004-07-31 12.56.16

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Notes: The stars on the smoke flaps represent the Big Dipper and the Pleiades.

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Horn Utensils, Museum of the Plains Indians, Browning, MT

Horn Utensils, Museum of the Plains Indians, Browning, MT

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Date: 2004-07-31 12.56.58

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Geraldine at St. Mary Overlook, Glacier Park

Geraldine at St. Mary Overlook, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-07-31 15.52.10

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US 89 into St Mary

US 89 into St Mary

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Date: 2004-07-31 15.53.18

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St Mary Lodge, Glacier Park

St Mary Lodge, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 12.12.14

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Notes: Hard to believe this was built in 1952; it looks much newer. Remodeled in 1975.

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Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier Park

Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 12.44.24

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Notes: The Salamander is the ice shelf left of center. It used to be part of Grinnell Glacier, which is hidden below it.

Individual glaciers in Glacier National Park are now relatively small by global standards. Only five glaciers (Blackfoot, Jackson, Harrison, Agassiz, and Rainbow Glaciers) remain in a range of 1.0 - 1.5 sq km, with Sperry and Grinnell Glaciers having shrunk slightly below that to about 0.9 sq km each. An additional five glaciers are currently within 0.5 - 0.8 sq km (Kintla, Weasel Collar, Chaney, Ahern, and Pumpelly Glaciers). Yet, on a regional scale, if one looks beyond the Park, perennial ice and snow of any size is notably scarce. Very few glacierets exist for more than 100 km north in Canada, and none approach the 0.1 sq km minimum glacier size. To the south and west, only 9 glaciers are recognized from mountain ranges within 160 km of the Park (Dyson, 1952). Stanton and Grant Glaciers, are nearest the Park and the largest, currently at approximately 0.37 sq km and 0.34 sq km, respectively. Thus, the complex of glaciers within the Park stands out as an isolated grouping; the greatest assemblage of alpine glaciers in Montana, and when compared to historical distributions, a prime example of glacier recession occurring throughout the Rocky Mountains.

[United States. Department of the Interior. Geological Survey. Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center. "Glacier Retreat in Glacier National Park, Montana." NRMSC Research N. vol. (25 Apr. 2003): 17 pars. Online. Internet. 27 Aug. 2004. Available http://www.nrmsc.usgs.gov/research/glacier_retreat.htm.]

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Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park

Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 13.16.34

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Notes: The main wing of the Many Glacier Hotel opened to the public on July 4, 1915. It was one of the Great Northern Railway's developments which include Sperry and Granite Park Chalets and the Two Medicine Chalet (now the Two Medicine Store). Outside the park boundaries are the Belton Chalets and railroad station at West Glacier and the Glacier Park Hotel complex and railroad station at East Glacier. The Cut Bank, Goathaunt, Sunpoint, St. Mary, Gunsight, Many Glacier Chalets and one of the Two Medicine Chalets no longer exist.

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Geological Overthrust, Glacier Park

Geological Overthrust, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 13.23.32

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Notes: About 75 million years ago a vast expanse of rock some 60 miles (100 km) west of here cracked, lifted, and began to slide east. By the time this thrust block stopped traveling it had become the mountains of today's [Waterton-Glacier]International Peace Park.

The red and green argilites and pale limestones of the Lewis Overthrust are ancient rock. They began as mud and sediments 1.5 billion years ago in Precambrian oceans. Normally, older rock will lie beneath younger rock. However, here, the Lewis Overthrust forced ancient Precambrian rock over the top of Cretaceous rocks that are just 75 million years old.

[United States. Department of the Interior. National Park Service. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park World Heritage Site. N.p.: GPO, 2001.]

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Many Glacier, Glacier Park

Mount Wilbur, Many Glacier, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 13.39.18

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Notes: Web cam at http://www.nps.gov/glac/mgcam.jpg.

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Grinnell Point, Glacier Park

Grinnell Point, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 13.39.42

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Iron Joists, Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park

Steel Joists, Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 13.44.08

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New Balconies, Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park

New Balconies, Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 13.45.56

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New Balconies, Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park

New Balconies, Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 13.50.28

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Atrium, Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park

Atrium, Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 13.53.48

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Swiftcurrent Creek at Grinnell Point, Glacier Park

Swiftcurrent Creek at Grinnell Point, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 14.20.00

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Swiftcurrent Creek, Glacier Park

Swiftcurrent Creek, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 14.21.22

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Swiftcurrent Creek, Glacier Park

Swiftcurrent Creek, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 14.45.36

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Lower Two Medicine Lake, Glacier Park

Lower Two Medicine Lake, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 15.38.48

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Running Eagle Falls, Glacier Park

Running Eagle Falls, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 16.21.00

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Notes: Called Pita Omarkan or Pitamakan, Running Eagle Falls is named for a legendary woman warrior of the Blackfeet who is supposed to have come here on her vision quests.

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Two Medicine River at Running Eagle Falls, Glacier Park

Two Medicine River at Running Eagle Falls, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 16.23.52

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Asters, Two Medicine River, Glacier Park

Asters, Two Medicine River, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 16.26.10

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Indian Paintbrush, Two Medicine River, Glacier Park

Indian Paintbrush, Two Medicine River, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 16.29.32

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Harebells, Two Medicine River, Glacier Park

Harebells, Two Medicine River, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 16.35.14

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Ground Squirrel, Two Medicine Campground, Glacier Park

Ground Squirrel, Two Medicine Campground, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 17.03.48

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Notes: Inquisitive, intelligent, and brazen, this ground squirrel makes the rounds for handouts.

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Upper Two Medicine Lake, Glacier Park

Upper Two Medicine Lake, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-01 17.15.00

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Upper St Mary Lake, Glacier Park

Upper St Mary Lake, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 07.38.32

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Triple Divide Peak, Glacier Park

Triple Divide Peak, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 07.51.10

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Notes: St Mary Lake in the foreground is in the watershed of the Saskatchewan River. Rain falling this side of Triple Divide Peak winds up in Hudson Bay. Triple Divide Peak is on the Continental Divide. Rain falling behind it to the left is captured by Cut Bank Creek and winds up in the Gulf of Mexico. Rain falling behind it to the right is captured by the Middle Fork of the Flathead River via Nyack Creek and winds up in the Pacific Ocean.

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Wild Goose Island, Glacier Park

Wild Goose Island, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 08.07.48

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Notes: This is the picture everyone takes. It's only a few steps from the turnout to the overlook. The legend is that a pair of geese nested on the island for a few years, but that was once upon a time.

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Wild Goose Island, Glacier Park

Wild Goose Island, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 08.08.12

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Wild Goose Island, Glacier Park

Wild Goose Island, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 08.08.54

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Wild Goose Island, Glacier Park

Wild Goose Island, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 08.20.32

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Jackson Glacier, Glacier Park

Jackson Glacier, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 08.39.16

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Notes: The glaciers of Glacier National Park appear to be excellent barometers of climate change. For instance, there was a drastic rate of glacial retreat during the period from 1920-1940 when this region had above average summer temperatures and below average annual precipitation. From 1960-1979, several of the larger glaciers advanced very slightly during a period of greater precipitation and lower temperatures. Thus, long-term reductions in glacier size reflect long-term increases in average temperature and/or reductions in winter snow.

[United States. Department of the Interior. Geological Survey. Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center. Abstract. "Glacier Monitoring in Glacier National Park." By Daniel Fagre and Carl Key. NRMSC Research N. vol. (25 Apr. 2003): 7 pars. Online. Internet. 27 Aug. 2004. Available http://www.nrmsc.usgs.gov/research/glaciers.htm.]

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Snow along Going to the Sun, Glacier Park

Snow along Going to the Sun, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 08.46.38

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Tunnel, Going to the Sun, Glacier Park

Tunnel, Going to the Sun, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 09.00.16

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Notes: The Visitors' Center, a monument to man in God's country, sits on the saddle that is Logan Pass -- just to the left of center. Clements Mountain is an example of a glacial landform called a horn.

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Logan Pass Visitors' Center, Glacier Park

Logan Pass Visitors' Center, Glacier Park

Caption: Are we there yet?

Date: 2004-08-02 09.45.28

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Notes: It's only 1-1/2 miles "up" the boardwalk from the Logan Pass Visitors' Center to Hidden Lake overlook.

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Garden Wall, Glacier Park

Garden Wall, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 09.52.12

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Notes: The Garden Wall is an arete formed when two separate glaciers work on opposite sides of a divide.

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Meadow, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

Meadow, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 10.11.38

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Mountain Goat, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

Mountain Goat, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 10.29.40

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Mountain Goat, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

Mountain Goat, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 10.29.54

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Near Logan Pass, Glacier Park

Near Logan Pass, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 10.34.32

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Logan Pass, Glacier Park

Logan Pass, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 10.36.28

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Hidden Lake, Glacier Park

Hidden Lake, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 10.44.06

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Hidden Lake, Glacier Park

Hidden Lake, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 10.47.22

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Bear Hat Mountain, Glacier Park

Bear Hat Mountain, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 10.49.40

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Near Logan Pass, Glacier Park

Near Logan Pass, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 10.58.32

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Mountain Goat, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

Mountain Goat, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 11.00.40

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Mountain Goat, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

Mountain Goat, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 11.00.58

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Stunted Trees, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

Stunted Trees, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 11.11.54

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Notes: Krummholtz

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Glacial Striations, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

Glacial Striations, Logan Pass, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 11.20.34

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Notes: The contour of the rock layers is grooved straight across by abrasive stone carried in the glacier that leveled this meadow. The grooves are aligned in the direction of flow.

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Garden Wall, Glacier Park

Garden Wall, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 11.30.10

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Haystack Butte, Glacier Park

Haystack Butte, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 11.36.36

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Going to the Sun Road, Glacier Park

Going to the Sun Road, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 12.15.54

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Notes: Going to the Sun Road is 52 miles long between its junction with US 89 in St Mary, MT, (elev. 4,560 ft) and its junction with US 2 in West Glacier, MT, (elev. 3,154 ft) near Apgar, MT. Visitors' centers are located in those places and at Logan Pass (elev. 6,646 ft).

The "Big Drift," a wall of snow and ice heaped by winds onto the eastern flanks of Logan Pass, tops out at about 80 feet, burying the Going-to-the-Sun Road for most of the year. The earliest date snowplows were able to push the winter's weight off the alpine section of the road was May 16, 1987. The latest date was June 23, both in 1991 and 1995. Snows generally reclaim the highway by Halloween.

In 1911, only 4,000 visitors came through Glacier National Park's gates. A decade later, in 1920, visitation had grown to 22,500. Most of those people arrived by train, and then traveled Glacier's backcountry in a saddle. At their peak, the park's stables housed 1,000 horses and served 10,000 tourists per year.

By the 1930s, horses had given way to cars, and the explosion of tourists exploring America by automobile resulted in a similar explosion in national park visits.

In 1933, the year before the Going-to-the-Sun Road officially opened, about 76,000 people visited Glacier. Just one year later, with the road advertised as ready for motorists, 116,965 visitors drove 40,000 cars to the park. Today, nearly 2 million people drive 500,000 cars over the Sun Road every year.

[Jamison, Michael. "What's in a name? Behind the Sun Road Moniker, and Other Trivia." Missoulian N. vol. (29 July 2001): 25 pars. Online. Internet. 29 Aug. 2004. Available http://www.missoulian.com/specials/sunroad/index.html.]

(Those interested in reading about Going to the Sun Road (GttSR) will be fascinated by the seven articles in the above series.)

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Bird Woman Falls, Glacier Park

Bird Woman Falls, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 12.32.14

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Notes: Glaciers carve U-shaped valleys. When they retreat, they often leave hanging valleys, which end in midair.

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McDonald Creek, Glacier Park

McDonald Creek, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 13.17.46

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Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier Park

Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 13.40.38

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Notes: Built in 1913 by John Lewis, Lake McDonald Lodge was known as the Lewis Glacier Hotel until 1957 even though the Glacier Park Hotel Company, a division of the Great Northern Railway, had acquired the concession in 1930.

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Atrium, Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier Park

Atrium, Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 13.43.10

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Notes: Mr. Lewis' collection of hunting trophies is still displayed in the lobby.

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Lake McDonald, Glacier Park

Lake McDonald, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 13.51.02

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Lake McDonald, Glacier Park

Lake McDonald, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 14.40.32

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Fire Kill, Glacier Park

Fire Kill, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 15.04.58

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Notes: Year-old damage.

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Fire Kill, Glacier Park

Fire Kill, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-02 15.31.22

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Notes: Year-old damage.

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Belton Chalet, West Glacier, MT

Belton Chalet, West Glacier, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 15.48.06

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Notes: The Belton Chalet was completed in 1910, which is also the same year Glacier Park was dedicated. It fell into disuse in the 1980s and was renovated and reopened in 1999.

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Mountain Columbine, Belton Chalet, West Glacier, MT

Mountain Columbine, Belton Chalet, West Glacier, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 15.54.36

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Belton Chalet, West Glacier, MT

Belton Chalet, West Glacier, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 15.58.12

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Belton Chalet Restaurant, West Glacier, MT

Belton Chalet Restaurant, West Glacier, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 16.16.46

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China Service for the Great Northern Empire Builder, Izaak Walton Inn, Essex, MT

China Service for the Great Northern Empire Builder, Izaak Walton Inn, Essex, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 17.07.24

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Izaak Walton Inn, Essex, MT

Izaak Walton Inn, Essex, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 17.21.12

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Notes: The Izaak Walton Inn was built in 1939 to house railroad track and train crews.

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Text of Roadside Marker

Marker: Summit, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 19.06.26

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Statue: John Stevens, Marias Pass, Summit, MT

Statue: John Stevens, Marias Pass, Summit, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 19.08.50

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Monument: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Highway, Summit, MT

Monument: Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Highway, Summit, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 19.09.00

Occasion: Summer Vacation

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Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, MT

Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 19.47.32

Occasion: Summer Vacation

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Notes: The Glacier Park Lodge was first opened to the public on June 15, 1913. Situated on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation, the site was purchased from the Piegan, a tribe of the Blackfoot Nation.

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Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, MT

Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 19.51.04

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House of the Big Timbers, Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, MT

House of the Big Timbers, Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 19.55.28

Occasion: Summer Vacation

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Notes: The immense Douglas fir timbers, which support the lodge, are monarchs of the forest, probably five to eight hundred years old when they were cut. They are the reason it is referred to as "The Big Tree Lodge." When the lodge was being constructed, the Indians were astonished at them. They called the lodge "Omahkoyis" which means "Big Lodge."

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Atrium, Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier

Atrium, Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier

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Date: 2004-08-02 19.55.56

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Amtrak Station, East Glacier, MT

Amtrak Station, East Glacier, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 20.10.32

Occasion: Summer Vacation

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US 2 South of Browning, MT

US 2 South of Browning, MT

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Date: 2004-08-02 20.36.24

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US 89 Crossing Cut Bank Creek

US 89 Crossing Cut Bank Creek

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Date: 2004-08-02 21.12.30

Occasion: Summer Vacation

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US 89 South of St Mary

US 89 South of St Mary

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Date: 2004-08-02 21.12.48

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St Mary Valley, Glacier Park

St Mary Valley, Glacier Park

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Date: 2004-08-03 08.34.16

Occasion: Summer Vacation

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Cattle on Pasture South of Browning, MT

Cattle on Pasture South of Browning, MT

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Date: 2004-08-03 10.04.40

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Bearded Wheat South of Browning, MT

Bearded Wheat South of Browning, MT

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Date: 2004-08-03 10.55.36

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A Wide Space in the Road South of Browning, MT

A Wide Space in the Road South of Browning, MT

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Date: 2004-08-03 11.01.24

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Great Northern Depot, Great Falls, MT

Great Northern Depot, Great Falls, MT

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Date: 2004-08-03 14.06.32

Occasion: Summer Vacation

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Notes: Built in 1909, the Great Northern Depot in Great Falls, MT, has, since 1982, housed the offices of the Energy West Gas Company.

[Energy West's River Park Tower: A Historic Perspective. Great Falls, MT: Energy West, n.d.]

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Milwaukee Road Depot, Great Falls, MT

Milwaukee Road Depot, Great Falls, MT

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Date: 2004-08-03 14.10.52

Occasion: Summer Vacation

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Notes: Now holding a suite of offices known as Milwaukee Station, this building and its 135 foot tower were erected in 1915.

[McCann, Dennis. "Reminder of Home Towers Over Montana." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel N. vol. (21 Aug. 2002): 27 pars. Online. Internet. 30 Aug. 2004. Available http://www.jsonline.com/dd/destnat/aug02/67788.asp.]

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Belt Creek, MT

Belt Creek, MT

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Date: 2004-08-03 18.20.44

Occasion: Summer Vacation

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Rhode, Chuck. "Chronology: The Rockies." The Hi-Line and the Yellowstone Trail: To Glacier Park and Back Again. 1 Sept. 2004. Lacus Veris. 24 Nov. 2017 <http://www.lacusveris.com/The Hi-Line and the Yellowstone Trail/The Rockies/Chronology.shtml>. Last modified 6 Oct. 2015. Served 7690 times between 16 May. 2010 and 22 Nov. 2017. Contact mailto:CRhode@LacusVeris.com?subject=LacusVeris.