WELCOME TO GLACIER
Glacier is anything but an icy, glacial region. Between the steep, square-cut peaks are dozens of sheltered alpine valleys, each with its chain of lakes fed by cascading streams surrounded by moaning pine forests, broken in turn by meadows that blaze with wild flowers. Sun Camp, MacDonald Lake, St. Mary, Many Glacier, Waterton Lakes—each is a hub for trail trips, or mountain climbs, or boating, and you may fish every day in a different lake or stream— for a whole vacation. (Adventuring through the National Parks of the West Booklet, Standard Oil Company of California, 1935)
WHY WE LOVE THIS PARK
There is something about driving along the side of a cliff with precipitous drops at every turn that awakens your senses and your own sense of mortality. Going-to-the-Sun Road’s stunning views rouse the attention of your eyes and your soul.
SCENIC HWYS ILLUSTRATIONS
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK: GOING-TO-THE-SUN ROAD
A crowd in excess of 4,000 gathered atop Logan Pass in Glacier National Park on July 15, 1933. They not only celebrated the memory of America’s first national park director, Stephen T. Mather, but witnessed the dedication of what began as the “Transmountain Highway.” It took architects, engineers, and construction teams nearly 20 years to complete Mather’s vision of what became Glacier’s Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Posters are available with fade resistant, UV treated inks on stiff coated paper. They also include a matte UV finish that reduces glare. At 14″ x 22″ it is the perfect size for display.
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DISCOVER NEARBY PARKS
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The gold standard of U.S. Parks—witness volcanic activity in action, watch bison herds forage, or get lost in an unending wilderness of lakes, valleys and geothermal wonders.
EXPLORE REGIONS OF AMERICA
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