|Dinner time at
Lake Ellen Wilson during our backpacking trip.
"Honey, are we going to go
back to Glacier next summer?"
That's all I needed to hear from
my lovely wife, Yumi. She hadn't been back since our first
visit there together in 2004, though I had returned in 2005,
so I immediately began plotting what I'd hoped would be
a trip that could compare to the first. I was especially
excited to get back because that would mean I'd get trips
to what are arguably the two greatest areas to backpack
in the country within 2 weeks of each other. That doesn't
suck at all.
That said, I didn't do a lot of
planning for this trip, opting to concentrate my time and
energy on my Wind River trip. Furthermore, after returning
from the Winds, I was mentally and maybe a bit physically
spent to the point of not even wanting to go to Glacier
right up until a couple of days prior to our departure date.
While most of western Montana, including
Glacier, was blanketed in smoke it was still great to get
back. As Yumi said many times, "beauty has a way of
This report is going to be a rok
in progress over the next weeks or even months. Life is
flying by at warp speed for the next 6 weeks or so, but
I'll eventually get this finished.
Thanks for understanding,
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