This was supposed to be my second
trip to the park for the summer but instead turned out to
be my first. I was determined to have a great time even
though my best friendand companion, Yumi, wouldn't be there
to share it with me. Instead, I'd be hiking with a fellow,
Michael, I had never met and only spoken to on the phone
a few times. I figured anyone who wanted to backpack in
glacier couldn't be bad and forgot about what could have
been and focused on exploring the "Crown of the Continent"
with a new friend.
This adventure's itinerary was much
more fluid than last year's over-planned vacation. We had
one hiker back out at the last possible moment, had a 3-night
hike cancelled due to bear activity and even Michael decided
he missed his wife and keft early for home. No big deal.
I found another guy, Andy, right next door to my campsite
at Sprague Creek who was more than happy to come along on
a two-night trip I procured as a walk up.
What can I say about Glacier National
Park that wasn't said after our epic trip last summer? Nothing.
Glacier continues to blow me away with each visit. The weather
was just about perfect. There were no annoying horseflies.
There were no murderous, blood-thirsty mosquitoes. There
was so little rain that I don't even know why I'm even mentioning
it now. What we did have was some of the most scenic terrain
in the country and 10 days to take in as much as we could.
Enjoy the trip report.
trip report...take me right to the photos!