We were privileged to ride with a retired park ranger and her hubby and in their
limosine Nissan, no less. The advantage to this royal treatment (no, she’s not for hire) is that she knows everything about the park. Even before we got to the park, we toured a dam near the entrance
Notice the Belton sign on the railroad station and the “West Glacier” sign on the Amtrak entrance. Belton was started by the Great Northern Railway in the 1890s. In 1949 the townspeople renamed the town “West Glacier” (yes, there is an East Glacier town) but the railway refused to change and the station was Belton and the tickets all said Belton.
Going deeper into the park, we’re starting to get mountains, but no snow or glaciers yet. The signs show the names of the mountains.