|LC Classifications||PZ4.D735 Ro|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||340|
|LC Control Number||51014824|
Going to the Sun Road starts from the beginning of the dream to build the road the planning the surveying and the actual construction from start to finish. The book tells of the many obstacles they had to overcome to build this magnificent byway to the Heavens/5(45). The shuttle system provides two-way service along Going-to-the-Sun Road between Apgar Visitor Center and St. Mary Visitor Center. Tolkien insisted that The Lord of the Rings, three-volume format aside, was really a single long novel, and there’s much to be said for taking a similar approach to The Book of the New Sun. The guides are seasoned Park veterans who are here because they love the Park and enjoy sharing it with visitors. Red Bus tours depart from both the east and west sides of the park and take you along the famous Going-To-The-Sun Road. All tours are round trip, departing from and .
Open Season. Portions of Going-to-the-Sun Road remain open all year and provide access to many locations and activities. The opening of the alpine portion varies, based on snowfall and plowing progress. There is no set date for the road to open. Typically the road . Driving this road is not for the faint of heart since this 2 lane road is barely 2 lanes and the edge of the road is RIGHT next to your car. Only vehicles under 21 feet length, 8 feet wide, and 10 feet tall are allowed on the Going to the Sun Road and for good reason. Every corner of the winding, heart-stopping Going-to-the-Sun Road provides magnificent views of towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and verdant, tree-filled valleys. There are plenty of turnouts 5/5(K). The Going-to-the-Sun Road was completed in and is a spectacular 50 mile, paved two-lane highway that bisects the park east and west. It spans the width of Glacier National Park, crossing the Continental Divide at 6,foot-high Logan Pass.
To us, it is not so much the highway to the sun but the highway to lush gardens, picturesque coastlines and mostly unspoilt countryside. The book is brilliant, full of history, anecdotes and insights, a history of private transport to boot, highly entertaining and imbued with a great sense of humour. Highly recommended/5(99). The A Highway to the Sun by Tom Fort – review who can make tears brim in the first two pages of a book whose subject is the road that . The Going To The Sun road is truly an engineering marvel. Did you know that it is also both a National Historic Landmark, and a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark? Come along for the drive and you’ll see why. Stop along the way, and enjoy the views. Park the car, ditch the crowds and explore along trails less traveled. Bicycling Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park By Becky Lomax, author of Moon Glacier National Park Glacier’s Going-to-the-Sun Road ranks high on bucket lists of most cyclists.