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... heavily the previous evening, so the trail was a quagmire. Muck! I will never hike a stock trail after heavy rains again.
On the Green Mountain Trail, I got soaked. At beautiful Big Meadow, the sun came out and warmed me. There I met two young gals from England--Anna and Julia--who were spending a few months touring the United States. Along the trail to Glacier Falls, Wayne and I met Cesare’ from Bogota, Colombia. ...
... in around 2pm, but we decided to take a chance with it because Maddie was so excited. We just hung around the campsite in the morning having some eggs and leftover sausage for breakfast. The kids had fun exploring the campground and climbing on the rocks. It was a really nice time to relax a little and just let the kids play. We did play another round of Memory, this time with Maddie being the winner and Mom being tied with Jared for a close second. ...
Another gentle day! Started out with a drive to the Alluvial Fan to see where the dam broke in 1982 and caused severe damage including killing 2 tourists. Then on to the road over the Rockies, which is the highest paved road in the USA and reaches 12,138 feet although one or two of the mountains are much higher!! There was a 12 foot snow drift ...
... was already full (this was about 8:30), so we would have to park at the park and ride and take the shuttle from there. This is not so bad, as the Park and Ride is at the far end of the construction, and so it doesn't really take all that much longer on the shuttle than it would if you drove yourself.
It worked out well; we arrived at the lake about 9:00, and proceeded to manage to spend two and a half hours meandering along the .6 ...
... 8221; and fully embraced the new person I’ve become. I was so enthused about the whole experience that I walked an additional half-mile of steep trails to Dream Lake, aptly named for my state of mind. Altogether, it was two and a half hours of hiking and unbelievable beauty I would never have been able to enjoy so viscerally if I had not been able to walk it myself.
Have I arrived where I want to be? Absolutely not! This year I want to lose more of the ...