Romancing the Rails: A Trip on the Empire Builder
Fall colors and big skies
By Milwaukee, everyone concentrates on the view. It takes all of us to see the best of what rolls past. Fall colors flash around paddlers in a lone canoe, and the Dells' famous riverside rock formations loom, then disappear.
The second day brings the big skies of North Dakota and Montana and the mountains of Glacier National Park (pictured). We glimpse pronghorn perching improbably high on a butte and a rush of mountain streams, pools and waterfalls.