The rain from yesterday cleared the sky of the smoke from the fires, mostly from Washington, and the Going-to-the-Sun road opened back up today. We decided to take this opportunity to drive this Road to see the damage from the fire and the magnificent mountain views. There is still construction on the road and we were stopped in traffic for some time. As we started to move again a black bear cub came running across the road in front of us. We were able to capture some photos of him as he looked back with curiosity at us, and then he was gone. The road went right through the middle of the burnt out area and the devastation was immense. We were not allowed to stop anywhere along the road until we passed the fire damage. The blue sky was dotted with puffy white clouds and the mountain vistas were beautiful to see again. Click on thumbnail to view images
Every time we drive the Going-to-the-Sun road I am in awe of the splendor of the scenery everywhere you look. We saw the mountain goats on the road side posing for pictures. It takes about 2 hours to drive the entire road and it is well worth the time.
Video showing the damage the 2015 forest fire did along St Mary Lake