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t he next time around. It is a state so overwhelming, I don't feel I 've even begun to scratch its surface-yet I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Railfanning Marias Pass puts you at the doorstep of one the West's great national parks. The ecosystem of Glacier National Park supports both glaciers and gtizzly bears, offering a unique treasure in the continental Unit ed States. The famous Going to the Sun Road is accessi-

ble from either end of the pass, East Glacier or West Glacier (Belton Station), and crosses through the middle of the park. Located inside the Belton Depot at West Glacier is a bookstore stocked with plenty of books and maps covering all aspects of what the park has to offel including its many hiking, photogtaphy, and camping op t i o n s . T h e b o o k s t o re i s a g r e a t p l a c e to t a k e a break-plus you can't miss any trains!

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