DAY 156 glacier Park Killer goats day 2

SEP 15TH

I seemed to have slept well through the storm waking refreshed.  I was in no  hurry so dozed  until 7am as I only needed 15 miles.
I went to  use the loo and was surprised to see several other tents, they must have arrived late as I didn’t hear anyone.
I went to retrieve  my food bag and once again was surprised to  see  5 other bags hanging  there..

I headed back to my tent and began to pack up as my water came to the boil. 
I ate two breakfast  bars downed my tea  and I was ready to go.
I pulled on my pack god it seems heavier today but then I have a wet tent and Ursack.
I marched out of camp and rejoined the trail, It was fairly cool so I had on a second layer but my hands were freezing..  come on out sun.
Due to all the rain the plants were soaking and as I walked through them my feet and shorts soon became wet through
As I walked, I called out HI bear  just to be safe.  It wasn’t long until.i reached the second camp 4 miles away. 
Good I thought, I’m making good time as I began to head down…
Make the most of it snail as the big big climb is coming up I said to myself.
The sun was  now beginning to take control  so soon had to stop to remove my second layer.
I looked up at the trail ,it went on spiralling up the mountain and beyond..
Here  we go, I said to myself  and set off  climbing, climbing, climbing..
The time ticked by as I completed headland after  headland.
The in front I saw something white…  it was a small heard of mountain goats about 8 of them. I watched them heading
towards me, when they saw me , they decided to head vertically up.
Theses animals amaze me ,they have no fear and  jump from rock to rock with vertical drops

I filmed them climbing then had to run as they dislodged  a pile of rocks that clattered down around me luckily  missing  me OMG  that was close. 
When i looked back down the trail I could see two hikers closing in on me. At first I thought it was Anvil and Special-K  but  it was two American guys just out hiking.  At the pass l stopped for a breather  and then Legs  arrived he told me the story of a bear charge and having to disperse his bear spray  but  somehow got more on himself .

LEGS

At the saddle the views were amazing and as there appeared less smoke ahead much better views.
Better still it was now downhill all the way to the camp whoop.
I followed the others down the hill until it leveled out 
Sat here was legs drying his tent, which was exactly what I had planned to do and so did the two Americans.
while my tent dried I decided to have dinner  as enjoy the amazing views. 
Okay onwards snail..7 miles to go so and it is5 pm
It was a lovely afternoon  and I had to keep stopping to take photos and videos of the amazing landscapes and breathtaking views as I’ve said so many times my phone/ camera does not do it justice.
The scenery was constantly changing, wide open meadows  then pushing through overgrown foliage then clear wide trails again. Soon I came to a suspension bridge  it was very bouncy and swayed as I crossed quite unnerving ,but I was soon safely across   only to cross another where both creeks met. Once again a very bouncy and swingy bridge. 

I was getting nearer and would soon be at camp.
As I came to brow of the hill I could see the huge lake beneath  and towards the top was a animal standing in the water ,it was a moose, standing in the lake where I would be camping!!!.
I circled down and was soon at the first camp ( where the 2 Americans  were staying)
As I got nearer I could see them both. Can you see the moose I asked?

Yes he’s still there. 
Great I think that’s where I’m staying .
I said goodbye to them and safe hikes and headed out.
I began to get nearer and nearer to the moose. I slowed  ready to hide behind a tree if he decided to  charge. As they can be unpredictable . He didn’t seem bothered by my presence  but  I didn’t  loiter…just in case, when past I took more photos.

What an amazing beast with full horns or  racks  or whatever they are called. I was amazed how long he could keep his head under water.
Okay campsite Snail.
I soon arrived at the campsite and chose a tent spot dumped my stuff and soon had my tent up. I then grabbed my food and smellies and went to the food area. 
I had  just finished cooking when 7lb hammer and Shotgun appeared. While they set up their  tents I began to play with a chipmunk  feeding him a raison. 

But then he looked at shotguns crushed beer can and ran off with it , I couldn’t help but laugh
The two returned to cook dinner closely followed by Special-K and Anvil. Then the two girls arrived Cheeks and detour
I packed up, hung my food and headed for my tent. I heard another hiker arrive but  couldn’t see who it was

That’s me done good night

Mileage  15  cool.

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