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Glacier National Park is known for its wildlife, scenic beauty, historic lodges, and red “Jammer” buses.

“Jammer” came from the fact that a distinct sound in Glacier is these buses coming and going. This is caused by the steep curving roads that require bus drivers to constantly jam the buses into gear.

The most traveled road in the park is the 50 mile Going-to-the-Sun road. It was started in 1925 and completed in 1932. It was a triumph in highway engineering, more than 60 percent of the excavation for this roadway was through solid rock and accomplished with hand tools . The road climbs from Lake McDonald past the Garden Wall and crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass elevation 6646 feet or 2026 meters and then descends to St. Mary Lake.

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