June 21, 2006
Montana - St Mary & Logan Pass
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St Mary & Logan Pass:
Worth the wait. Captivating monoliths, breathtaking vistas and more. Scenery around every corner that drops your jaw.

Several feel of snow buried the Logan Pass visitor center as late as June 2nd. Cleared off for our visit, this did not stop us from snapping a few priceless shots.

from fodors.com: "At 6,660 feet, Logan Pass, the highest point in the park accessible by motor vehicle, presents unparalleled views of both sides of the Continental Divide. It's the apex of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and a must-see. The pass is frequented by mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and grizzly bears -- trailheads spread out from the visitor center to wildlife-viewing points. There are no phones or food services here, so be sure to bring along enough water and provisions for the round-trip. The road and the pass are both extremely crowded in July and August.

Built of stone, the Logan Pass Visitor Center stands sturdy against the severe weather that forces it to close in winter. Snow often dapples the high alpine terrain around the visitor center late into spring, providing moisture for the summer wildflowers. Park information, books, and maps are stocked inside. Rangers staff the center and give 10-minute talks on the alpine environment. PHONE: 406/888-7800; OPEN: Mid-June-Oct., daily 8-4:30."

Glacier National Park does not allow pets on any of their trails and at Logan's Pass Visitor Center, they don't even allow them out of the parking lot. However, as you can enjoy most all the views from the comfort of your vehicle, this is not a hinderance. We just did our hiking outside of the park.

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