I checked out of BWHQ for a few days last week to hideout in Montana. One of my stops was Glacier National Park, which meant a trip up Going to the Sun Road.
Had I not had my hands locked in a death grip on the center console (because, you know, that would have helped if we'd toppled off the cliffside road), I'd have taken some photos. If you haven't driven that road, picture a narrow, two-lane road tacked onto the side of a mountain with what looks like miles to the valley floor. For reference, imagine a road not quite as harrowing as Bolivia's Highway of Death but definitely more discomfiting than the road to Machu Picchu.
Part of Going to the Sun Road is currently under construction after a massive, class-five avalanche wiped out a good chunk of it earlier this year. And believe you me, seeing the damage the slide did to the wimpy little road is reality check for we weak humans traveling to the summit and back down again.
After surviving the drive all I have is one photo from the top:
And one down at the bottom:
And here's one of the road in spring from the National Park Service Web site. How'd you like to have the job of plowing that road?