Monday, July 23, 2012

Big Sky Country

Just after entering Montana, I drove through a rain shower.  After passing through, I was treated to a beautiful rainbow. 

The Wolf Point Bridge.  This is the longest bridge of its type in Montana and was built in 1930.

The mountains.

This is a memorial constructed by the Great Northern Railroad to commemorate the furthest north the Lewis and Clark expedition reached.  The actual site, four miles to the north, is call Camp Disappointment.  Lewis had split from Clark on the return and traveled up the Marias River in hopes of reporting that the headwaters were further north.  From Camp Disappointment, Lewis could see that the river turned west, not north and the men with him turned back.

As you can see, even here vandals take their toll. 

The railroad leading west to the mountains.

Looking into Glacier.

1 comment:

  1. I have a picture of that memorial taken from the Empire Builder.