DAY 139 Heading to Helena Day 3

AUG 30th

I had cancelled my alarms as there was no hurry to get up 
I woke at 7am and dozed ,it was sunny and warm as I unzipped my tent and emerged warm  snuggly bag.
I began to slowly pack up when I was almost done I lit my stove and put on water for  tea. 
Okay  lets go…..

It was warm ,no it was hot and it  was only 8am.making a change from the last few days when it had ben cold.
I headed off down the trail, it was 2 miles or less to the trailhead and the road.  I hope to be in town before lunchtime  fingers crossed.
I hadn’t gone far when I came across another hiker named toes and was  flipflopping .
That really confuses me but every one does it differently  but I just head North.
I soon came to a bridge. But what a bridge it was really  a walkway across many bogs that went on for many yards.
Could have done with more like this on trail.  Finally it finished and I was back on land

I had one more climb then i could see the road. GREAT.
I was soon descending and then I was the road. 
GREAT.  I began to walk towards a sign explaining the history of the pass.  
I had just crossed over and had taken up my hiking stance when another hiker appeared in the distance.
I wasn’t until he got closer I realised it was Monk.
I was so pleased to see him as I was annoyed at myself for not taking his photo last night. 
So I took the opportunity , and we both wished each other well  whoop whoop Canada not far to go.

Monks not going into town, so headed on..
I went back to my hitching  pose.
But briefly had to stop as a artic came to a stop nearby .I had to laugh as it was carrying  a toilet
Sorry my humour.

Once it had driven off  I got a ride 10 minutes not bad.
My driver was a reserve firefighter and dropped me at the  Ramada
My 1st choice and great they have vacancies.
I booked in and found my room.
As soon as the door closed  I exploded my pack and crashed onto the bed.
Once settled  I headed to grocery store for the usual  products. Beer, Ice-cream, chips and snacks. 
Okay lunch …The hotel has a restaurant attached  so I went to check it out . I had a great burger, moist and we’ll presented.

The post office was at the other end of town, luckily there is a local bus but its a ring and ride service.
I called and it wasn’t long until I was heading to the post office.
I just wanted to grab a couple of boxes for food resupply so will be back tomorrow to post.
Okay it’s about 40 minutes until my return ride.  So I went to explore the surrounding area.
I stumbled along a Subway so grabbed a sandwich for later. I wandered back to the post office and waited for my ride.

Once back at my hotel it was chill and relax time. 
Tomorrow I will shop for  my box and to carry out and again head to the post office
So now crap tv and beer night all.

Milage  2ish


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