Glacier

Section 1  

Miles 0-104

 

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Canada baby!  

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Started my flip from the border. I have to remember every morning to walk south  

 

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This typeface warms my heart.

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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. 

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We had gorgeous weather and glacier was beautiful. 

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What do I have to do to be able to live in this ranger station ? 

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The national park puts out bridges! That's like rolling out the red carpet for hikers

Meh.  

Meh.  

Top of triple divide pass.  

Top of triple divide pass.  

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There was an AYCE breakfast buffet here.

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Tiger. I've never seen an RV like this one - pop top and all the works.  

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The wind was whipping this long tail of water across the rock. 

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Snow! Beacon, a fellow through hiker, lent me his microspikes for this section.  

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Which I needed to get over some chutes on the way up the pass.  

 

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The pass ambassador - wanted my goldfish crackers. He was relentless. I did not succumb. 

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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.

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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. 

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I road walked in order to return to the mountains.  

 

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Great sunny day.  

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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. 

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Water goes one of three ways from here — Pacific Ocean, Hudson Bay, or the Gulf. 

 

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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.  

 

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Next day was much better. Saw a mountain groat.  

 

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