The Loop pullout on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is a switchback on the west side of Logan Pass and a popular pullout for taking a rest stop, shooting photos and hiking. The drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road from the west entrance to Glacier National Park closely follows alongside McDonald Creek in a gentle assent. Once past the Avalanche Creek area, the road turns sharply left, increases the rate of elevation gain, passes through a tunnel and shortly arrives at the sharp switchback known as “The Loop”. The Loop pullout provides ample parking, a restroom and splendid views of forested deep valleys and broad mountain peaks. Mountains seen in the distance at the center of the photo above include Mount Oberlin, Clements Mountain and Mount Cannon. The mountain seen in the photo below is Heaven’s Peak, which rises to an elevation of 8987 feet/2739 meters and dominates the […]
This wagon wheel like many others are often seen on old wagons left to weather on out of the way farm or range lands. Other times you might run across one at an antique store, or at a museum or even decorating the lawn of a rancher or farmer. Then there are times when you might be surprised to find one in such an unexpected place as I did when driving toward Mount Rainier National Park. The Wagon Wheel Might Seem Out of Place This particular wagon wheel is attached to an old wagon on the property of Ex-Nihilo Metal Sculpture Park. This unusual park is located on the south side of Washington Route 706 a few miles west of Ashford, Washington. Route 706 is the main highway for reaching the west entrance, or Longmire Entrance, to Mount Rainier. When I photographed the Wagon Wheel, it was sitting out front […]
Summer rain shower doesn’t deter a couple of young boys from fishing on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.
This log and sod cabin in Southwest Montana known as the Parker Homestead is representative of the homes built by pioneers and other early day settlers in many parts of the American west.