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Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is located Montana, bordering the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
The park includes parts of two mountain ranges, which is the sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains, over 130
named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals. This vast
pristine ecosystem is the centerpiece of what has been referred to as the "Crown of the Continent
Ecosystem", a region of protected land encompassing 41,000 square kms.

An approach to the Glacier Park Lodge and a lobby hall

A restaurant and carriage porch of the Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier, Montana

(L) Two-Medicine entrance signboard to the Glacier National Park (R) A park ranger at a park entrance gate

Glacier Park Lodge is located just outside the boundaries of Glacier National Park in the village of East
Glacier Park, Montana. The lodge was built in 1913 by the Glacier Park Company, a subsidiary of the
Great Northern Railway. It was the first hotel built near Glacier National Park to house visitors brought
to the park by the railroad.

Highway to Two Medicine Lake

(L) Glacier National Park 15-Day Automobile Permit ($2.00), that is issued in July 1962.
(R) Seven-day vehicle-permit to the Grand Teton National Park ($25.00), that is issued in June 2012.

Running Eagle Fall next to the Two Medicine Lake and a wild flower, Glacier National Park

Two-Medicine is the collective name of a region located in the southeastern section of Glacier National
Park. From the period starting in the late 1890s until the completion of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in
1932, Once part of a larger chalet complex,Two-Medicine Store is located along the shores of Two-
Medicine Lake, and the building is a National Historic Landmark.

Two Medicine Lake with Sinopah Mountain

(L) Two Medicine Store, formerly part of Two Medicine Chalet was originally built in 1914 by the Glacier Park Company,
as part of the railway's extensive program of visitor-service development at Glacier Park.
(R) Mountain goat, the official symbol of Glacier National Park

(L) Red Eagle Mountain range in Glacier National Park (R) US-89 highway approaching St. Mary

(L) Red Eagle Mountain range in Glacier National Park (R) A prairie dog

(L) Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabin at the Glacier National Park (R) Snowgoose Grill and gift shop

Many Glacier Hotel on the east shore of Swiftcurrent Lake
The building has a Swiss alpine theme both on the outside and on the inside.

Flat Top Mountain, Glacier National Park

Going-to-the-Sun Road starting from St. Mary

The upper end of Saint Mary Lake and Wild Goose Island: It was called as the post-card point.

Saint Mary Lake is the second largest lake in Glacier National Park. It is located on the east side of the park
and on the west side of the Continental Divide. The Going-to-the-Sun Road parallels the lake along its north
shore. At an altitude of 1,367 m, Saint Mary Lake's waters are colder and lie almost 460 m higher in altitude
than Lake McDonald, the largest lake in the park.

Reference: Wikipedia

(L) A lodge key to a guest room at Glacier National Park (R) Red Eagle Mountain and Saint Mary Lake

A calm Saint Mary Lake: photographed by Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto, in 2012.

A most beautiful point of St. Mary Lake and Glacier mountain ranges: This was photographed by Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto, in 2012.

Saint Mary Lake: This was photographed by Dr.Junhaku Miyamoto, in

Logan Pass and Going-to-the-Sun Road ( Google-Map )

The Going-to-the-Sun Road: Glacier Route 1

A marmot under seif-owned car parked along the Going -to-the-Road, that is photographed in

Historic Red Jammer buses in a tour around the Glacier National Park

Water rushing in narrow sunrift gorge, Glacier National Park

(L) Wild horses are crossing a highway near the St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park
(R) A wild flower in the park

At Logan Pass, Reynolds Mtn and Clements Mountain tower over fields of wildflowers that carpet the ground
throughout the summer. Waves of yellow glacier lilies pushing up through the snow are quickly replaced by
a variety of alpine plants adapted to this harsh, but spectacularly beautiful, habitat. Mountain goats, bighorn
sheep, and the occasional grizzly bear lumbering through the meadows offer spectacular wildlife viewing
opportunities.The Logan Pass parking lot is generally full and not available between hours of 10:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m.

Reynolds Mountain, Glacier National Park 2012

Logan Pass: These pictures were taken in
1962 by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto.

(L) Map of the Going-to-th-Sun Road, Glacier National Park (R) Weeping Wall
Source: AllTrips

The pass is closed during the winter due to avalanche hazards, yet is generally open from the middle
part of June until early October. It is never enough to be regretted for me that the section of Going-
to-the-Sun Road, between Jackson Glacier Overlook and Avalanche Creek was closed until 2days later.
However, we really wanted to go further, started to walk toward the Logan Pass, which is still 20 kms
ahead. The following pictures were taken on the road, which may be used if we made a different
travel schedule.

(L) Warning sign: Increased avalanche and rockslide potential exists beyond this point.
(R) Warning of a potential avalanche hazard ahead

(L) McDonald Creek (R) Going-to-th-Sun Road and snow at the roadside

(L) A dark hole covered by snow (R) Going-to-th-Sun Road to the direction of McDonald Lake

(L) McDonald Creek (R) Mountain streams that came from the snowy mountains.

(L) A snowplow returning from the work at Logan Pass (R) McDonald Creek

The Lake McDonald Lodge is a historic lodge located within Glacier National Park, on the southeast shore of
Lake McDonald. The lodge is built in a Swiss chalet style based on Kirtland Cutter's design. The foundation
and first floor walls are built of stone, with a wood-frame superstructure. The lobby is a large, open space
that extends to the third story. It has a massive fireplace, and a concrete floor scored in a flagstone pattern,
with messages in several Indian languages inscribed into it. The rustic lodge is a National Historic Landmark.


(L) Lake McDonald Lodge (R) Lake McDonald

(L) Lake McDonald Lodge (R) Lake McDonald

(L) Lake McDonald Lodge (R) Lake McDonald

(L) Lanterns in the lobby of the Lake McDonald Lodge
(M) The fireplace and a concrete floor scored in a flagstone pattern, with messages in several Indian languages inscribed into it.
(R) A cute wild bird was observed at Lake McDonald lake shore.

(L) Hotel guests sit around the ireplace of Lake McDonald Lodge (R) A dinning room of the Lodge

(L) A wooden-made 'grizzly-bear security-controlled' ATM (R) Lanterns in the lobby of the Lake McDonald Lodge

Avalanche Lake is located in a cirque on the west side of the continental divide. Massive mountains surround
the lake, providing an unforgettable scenic experience. The lake itself is named for the numerous avalanches
that roar down the surrounding mountains.

(L) A trail guide from Avalanche Creek
(R) Avalanche Gorge

Avalanche Gorge: The water can change from crystal clear to a ragging depend on the hours.

Avalanche Lake Trail and a warning sign on a bear

A flashy stream from snowy mountain's meltwater

Old-growth forest trees and water streams comes from mountains covered by snow.

Avalanche Lake

Mule deer on an Avalanche Lake trail: The trail is well maintained for hikers.

Lake McDonald: This photograph was taken from Apgar, Glacier National Park


筆者は1962年に初めて訪れ, 1973年に再びこの地を踏んだが、Two Medicine Lakeの円錐型の雪の岩山が湖に

セントマリー湖からローガンパスを超えてマクドナルド湖に至る Going-to-th-Sun Road は予測に反し未だ


Seattle, US National Parks and San Francisco

Seattle 01 Seattle 02 Amtrak to Glacier National Park Glacier National Park
Grand Teton National Parks Yellowstone National Park 01 Yellowstone National Park 02
Smoking ban in National Parks San Francisco 01 San Francisco 02 Hotels in San Francisco
UCSF Medical Center Smoking control in Midwestern US and at San Francisco

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Photographs were taken in June 2012, and the article was written in July 2012,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
Copyright(C) 2012 Junhaku Miyamoto, All rights reserved.

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