Day 3: Crown of the Continent Red Bus Tour
Trip Start Aug 10, 2013
5Trip End Aug 16, 2013
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The Red Buses, called Reds, are operated by a Jammer, the driver who takes you on your tour. The Red Buses are origional to Glacier National Park, seven national parks including Glacier got a fleet of buses. Glacier was able to keep 33 of their buses running while most of the other historic vehicles are out of commission, save a few in Yellowstone National Park. The Reds were restored in 2001 and now run on propane to decrease emissions and keep the air pure.
Our guide Evelyn met us in front of the hotel. The day was chilly and a little bit overcast to begin with. Our guide had large blankets on each seat to cover up with and she keep the top covered until it began to warm up a bit, we were free to roll the windows down to take pictures if we wanted
We started our tour by going past the Swift Current Motor Inn to pickup a few more guests, Evelyn told us about the Inn, some of the nearby trails and wildife. We drove out of the Many Glacier area down along reservation land and down to the St. Mary entrance where our tour really began.
We got onto the Going to the Sun Road and our
Glacier National Park info: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm
Swift Current Motor Inn: http://www.glacierparkinc.com/swift_current_motor_inn.php
Going to the Sun Road: http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/goingtothesunroad.htm
Going to the Sun Road Pull Outs: http://enjoyyourparks.com/GoingToTheSunRoadPullouts.html
Red Bus Tours: http://www.glacierparkinc.com/images/_userfiles/files/2012%20GPI_Red_Bus_Brochure_for_web.pdf
Red Bus History: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Jammers