Bear Creek Canyon, Montana [December 2002]

Continuing our chase from the Goat Lick, the Empire Builder climbs up towards Marias Pass, shown here crossing one of the avalanche chutes that become problematic later in winter.
Just west of the summit, the Builder disappears into the clouds.
Having conquered the summit of Marias Pass, the Empire Builder coasts downhill through Bison, rolling along with the wind that keeps skies clearer on this side of the Rockies.

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