We are in the Columbia Mountains
Trip Start May 29, 2009
114Trip End Oct 03, 2009
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We have enjoyed spectacular snow and glacier capped mountain scenery since the US Glacier Park in Montana, and all through Waterton Lakes, Banff, and Kootenay. Somehow, it keeps getting better and better. The scenery pictures of Canadian Glacier Park terribly understate the beauty that we saw today.
We stopped at Rogers Pass Visitor Center which is also a National Historic Site. The discovery center explains the history of the Canadian Pacific Railroad through these mountains
Along with all of the railroad history, Glacier National Park contains more than 400 glaciers. These make the mountaintops so spectacular. Avalanches are still a problem. They use howitzer shells to set off small avalanches to prevent large ones. Trans Canada Highway 1 is partially protected by snow sheds. The snowfall is much heavier on the western side of the continental divide.