Started my flip from the border. I have to remember every morning to walk south
This typeface warms my heart.
On the shuttle up from East Glacier I met Elevated, an Aussie American sobo hiker . Day 1 for her, full of energy and excitement it was awesome spending the first couple days with her.
We had gorgeous weather and glacier was beautiful.
What do I have to do to be able to live in this ranger station ?
The national park puts out bridges! That's like rolling out the red carpet for hikers
There was an AYCE breakfast buffet here.
Tiger. I've never seen an RV like this one - pop top and all the works.
The wind was whipping this long tail of water across the rock.
Snow! Beacon, a fellow through hiker, lent me his microspikes for this section.
Which I needed to get over some chutes on the way up the pass.
The pass ambassador - wanted my goldfish crackers. He was relentless. I did not succumb.
There was a closure due to an animal carcass on trail. Which increases grizzly activity. I had a close encounter the day before so I was happy to get off trail and catch a hitch to another section.
The guy who picked me up was the photographer from this book. He has spent the last 20 years of his life photographing mountain goats.
I road walked in order to return to the mountains.
Great sunny day.
I set up camp and hung my food in a bear bag. Due to the closure I had to do a bonus mile side hike in order to get up to the triple divide pass.
Water goes one of three ways from here — Pacific Ocean, Hudson Bay, or the Gulf.
The next day sucked so bad - wind, snow, high passes — I didn't take any photos. I was up in the clouds getting beaten up.
Next day was much better. Saw a mountain groat.