National Geographic : 1928 Jan
SEEING AMERICA WITH LINDBERGH AMONG THE CLOUDS IN. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK The lure of this beautiful mountain range proved too much for the flying-around-the-country party. On the flight between Butte and Helena, ordinarily covered in about an hour, they deviated .far to the north, spending two or three hours circling over the park. This particular spot is a craterlike hollow, one side of which has been broken away. At the upper left the top of another mountain can be seen projecting through the clouds like an island. first to greet us. I noticed that he had a very worried look. "You'll have to get another advance man," he said, shaking his head. "I can't stand this much longer. You've been re ported cracked up all the way between here and Helena. Where have you been for the last five hours, anyway ?" "Waiting for Old Faithful to spout," we told him. "But Yellowstone is 250 miles from here," he objected. "What were you do ing way down there ?" "It was only a little bit off the course," Love said, with a grin. Kusterer winked at the rest of us. "I guess the next thing you'll be saying Cin cinnati is on the route between here and Spokane," he remarked. Love subsided at this, for Cincinnati still seemed to hold an unusual attraction for him. That night we had an opportunity to visit a copper mine. In company with our hosts at Butte, we were swiftly dropped to the 2,800-foot level of the mine. A very interesting hour was spent watching the miners drill holes for the dynamite charges, exploring the different lateral shafts and listening to explanations of the methods used. "SNIPE" AND "BEAR HUNTING" IN MONTANA A rest from the series of programs be gan the next morning. Love and Maid ment decided to stay at Butte to work on the planes. The rest of the party went up to a camp on Elbow Lake, where we were the guests of Mr. John D. Ryan. With Mr. Carlos Ryan, Mr. John Hobbs, and others we spent the time shooting, fishing, and thinking up tricks on some one of the outfit.