Three Forks, MT to East Glacier, MT

Glacier LodgeThe weather stays clear and sunny, if not a bit warm. We head out of Three Forks towards Helena, MT, the State Capital. The drive from Three Forks north is a mixture of grand vistas mixed with ranching and farming areas of the eastern slope plains.

We pass through Augusta, MT, the gateway to the Bob Marshall Wilderness area and on through the ranching and farming community of Choteau, MT where we get a bite to eat. From here we go north into the Black Feet Indian Reservation to East Glacier Park.

Glacier LodgeAfter a great dinner meal, we head over to the historic Glacier lodge, which is across from the train depot - to this day tourists come from east and west on the successor, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, to the Great Northern Railroad's very grand lodge.

To say that this lodge, part of the national park, is grand is an understatement. Massive logs, showing the choker cable marks with their bark intact support the roof in the cavernous lobby with huge fireplaces.

Another interesting form of transportation are the red buses, called Red Jammers, built by the White Motor Company in the 1930's. These historic buses have been totally renovated by the Ford Motor Company from 2000-2002. The vehicles are powered by propane or natural gas.

Glacier TaxiTomorrow comes the experience of traveling the Going to the Sun highway.