Plowing Continues on Glacier's "Sun" Road
Ahhh, springtime. It's a season when migratory birds head north to their nesting grounds, when grizzlies come out of hibernation, and when the growl of snowplows and rotary plows echoes off the roof of the continent in Glacier National Park.
Yep, it's that time of year. The plows are working from both ends of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, churning through massive drifts of snow and avalanche debris in a bid to open the only road that cuts through the park's interior.
According to a story in The Daily Inter Lake, plowing crews are taking a few days off as warm temperatures have increased the avalanche danger on the slopes above the road. But you can bet it won't be too terribly long before the entire road is cleared of snow and you'll be able to negotiate up to, and over, Logan Pass.
For now, park visitors will have to settle with being happy to drive to Avalanche Campground on the west side of the park or the Jackson Lake Overlook on the east side.