MacDonald Pass

MacDonald pass is crossed by U.S. Highway 12 and goes through part of Helena National Forest
East side of pass looking toward summit (beacon tower in background marks approximate location of highest point of pass
MacDonald Pass in winter, looking west into Powell County

Mountain pass on the continental divide west of Helena, Montana that is traversed by U.S. Route 12.

- MacDonald Pass

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U.S. Route 12

East–west United States highway, running from Aberdeen, Washington, to Detroit, Michigan, for almost 2500 mi. The highway has mostly been superseded by Interstate 90 (I-90) and I-94, but unlike most U.S. routes that have been superseded by an Interstate, US 12 remains as an important link for local and regional destinations.

Western terminus at US 101 in Aberdeen, WA
Logging truck at Lolo Hot Springs, Montana

It then overlaps I-90 for 69 mi, until Garrison, where it heads east toward Helena for 48.8 mi. This two-lane section of the trip passes through Avon and Elliston winding through the Helena National Forest, over the Continental Divide at MacDonald Pass, and then through Montana's capital city, Helena.

Mountain ration

United States military ration developed for use by U.S. troops operating in high-altitude or mountainous regions of the European theater of operations (ETO) during World War II.

Modern combat ration: Meal, Ready-to-Eat

The 1st Special Service Force first tried out the Mountain ration on November 28, 1942, during a training patrol to MacDonald Pass, Montana:

List of mountain passes

List of mountain passes.

Thorung La pass in Nepal. Trekkers can often find hot tea and a short rest at this hut during the trekking season.

MacDonald Pass, Montana

U.S. Route 12 in Montana

East–west United States Numbered Highway in the state of Montana.

Logging truck at Lolo Hot Springs

It then overlaps I-90 for 69 mi, until Garrison, where it heads eastward toward Helena for 48.8 mi. This two-lane section of the trip passes through Avon and Elliston winding through the Helena National Forest, over the Continental Divide at MacDonald Pass, and then through Montana's capital city, Helena.

Cromwell Dixon

Teenage dirigible pilot and aviator.

Cromwell Dixon and his airplane at Blossburg after he crossed the Continental Divide, LCCN90712127
Cromwell Dixon's grave at Green Lawn

Cromwell Dixon Drive in Helena is named after him, as well as Cromwell Dixon Campground on MacDonald Pass, near Blossburg.

List of mountain passes in Montana (M-Z)

MacDonald pass is crossed by U.S. Highway 12 and goes through part of Helena National Forest

MacDonald Pass, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, 46.56139°N, -112.30861°W, el. 6312 ft