Mountain Cleft Wilderness Retreat
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Nothing that a pit stop at a local eatery called The Huckleberry Patch Cannery didn't help though.
We had some lunch, and Christy got to try some Huckleberry Pie. I had hot lava cake, cause pie is gross. I ended up eating too much cause it was either really delicious, or I was starving from all the hiking.
Either way, it was yummy.
Funny side note, ...
While we were sitting in the construction delays, D and I talked about our remaining itinerary in Glacier. I wanted to visit the Many Glacier and Two Medicine areas on the eastern side. Problem is they were both about 25 miles from our St Mary campground, and about 50miles apart from each other. This would presented some logistical issues in terms of me getting up early for sunrise and having ...
... so far away on this absolutely joyful day, we brought them with us in our hearts with every step of our hike and our happiness for them kept smiles glued to our faces all day long...
A quick stop in Missoula for our first night in a bed in almost a month. We spent a rainy day wrestling with a big load of laundry, catching up on correspondence, and enjoying a wonderful dinner with Dan's college friend, ...
Thursday was my biggest driving day to date as I cut a bee line towards Glacier National Park. I crossed through three states and managed to unwind about 350 miles off Tonka's speedo. I should probably take some time to explain why I have nicknamed the truck "Tonka" (not "The Beast" - sorry, Pete). America is full of very BIG trucks. In Australia people overcompensate on their utes by intalling bullbars, 50 aerials, and big mud flaps. Here they buy the biggest truck ...
... in a fiery display of yellow and orange that backlit Grinnell Point and Mount Gould beautifully. I'd reccommend checking out the sunset here as well.
After the sunset I decided it was time for bed.
Glacier National Park info: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm
Lake McDonald Area Hiking Map: http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/u pload/hiking_mcdonald-2.swf
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