DAY 157 Glacier Park Day 3

Sep 16th 2022

I had cancelled all my early alarms except 6.30.
It was still dark when I emerged from my tent ..as I head towards Canada the sun is becoming lazy at getting  up
It used to light at 5.30 now it’s 7. 30. 

I retrieved my food bag then checked out the  new pit toilet. Very nice lol.
As I was walking back to my tent  I passed Anvil. 
I warmed the seat up for you
THANKS brother he replied.
As I began to pack up  there was a sprinkle of rain. Thankfully  it  only latest a few minutes as I really didn’t want a wet tent again
Okay all done. I hoisted up my pack and set off. 
As i passed the food prep area Anvil ,Detour and Cheeks were having breakfast.
Good luck to all of you if we don’t meet again I said.
Detour said it will be later as we are at the same camp
I had to laugh. 
I set off down the trail, it was fairly cool so I had two layers on  but after less than mile in I had to stop to remove  it  as i was soon overheating .
The first part was through dead trees and after two miles I was supposed to take the short cut, but as I had such  good pace i must have missed it.  F*ck,   Oh well onwards.  I began to follow the river until I came to another large suspension bridge .
This one was really bouncy…but I was safely across.  I then had a short climb before following the river. The trail now turned sharply right and  climbed up the mountain via switchbacks before levelling out.
I pushed on down the trail  until I met a forest ranger . 
Not far to go he said to me and I had  to agree. He had canoed across the huge lake to get to the trail…impressed and was heading  to my previous camp to give it a tidy.
Soon I arrived at the lake with such amazing views. WOW. Its just so breathtakingly beautiful. 

I was to spend the rest of the day walking around this massive lake. But it was amazing!!.
As I walked I came across two fuel bottles. I would of carried them but they looked as if they had been left for a reason. 
The next corner had the answer, two forest  men were trying to remove a huge stump using a block and tackle. 

I thanked them for their effort and carried on. I began to pass numerous blowdowns but all had been cut. Wow that must have been a nightmare I thought.
After the blowdowns  the trail became a little overgrown ,passable but bloody annoying
Then I had a couple of trees to clamber over. Such fun.
It  was nearing 12pm So when a nice spot appeared  I stopped for lunch. I made soup and ate a few snacks .
Okay I haven’t got big miles to do today , 3 more and I should be at my camp for today which is Reynolds.
As I pushed on down  the trail I began to see numerous waterfalls  some  just  magical looking.  After about another  hour  I emerged  at a huge waterfall  and began to meet  numerous  people. It must be a big tourist  spot  as I pased dozens of people as I headed down. Clean smelling people

Sat by the side of some Rocks were Shotgun and Sledge. They had both been swimming 
Its great in snailtrainer shotgun said..
I’m sure it is i said but I’ll pass.
I continued heading down passing more and more people. Wow its so busy and everyone smells so clean. 
At the bottom was a bridge where the two rivers meet. 
Omg  it was wow the left fork dropped down a gorge and was a swirling mess of white water  that looked totally amazing.

Someone offered to take my photo which was rather cool..
I crossed over the bridge and mingled with the “Tourists”  eventually my trail branched off  and it was only me and nature again  until Sledge came by we wished each other well. .
He was quickly followed by Shotgun
We laughed as I’ve only  a mile to go  she’s heading to many glacier another 12 miles  (6hrs) but she may only  take 4.5 as she’s fast.
It wasn’t long until I arrived at the signpost for my camp.but to get there I had to cross yet another suspension bridge. 
But this one was okay. 

Okay. I checked the camp map  then went looking for a tent spot.
The first one was really gravely so I went to look at an other.
This will do  you could possible get in two tents  but it was really uneven . So I  moved my tent to the front of he plot.
Soon my tent was up and I was settled. 

I took my food bag and headed for the kitchen area. Dropped my gear then went and got water.
I put my stove together and got water on the go before throwing  my bear line over the hang.
When I returned to the kitchen area  I was annoyed at the amount of flies that  were buzzing around. 
Arrrrrhhhh..but its what it is. 
I made tea  then cooked dinner followed by several more cups of tea. 
Then the girls arrived.,Cheeks and Detour they went in search of a spot as Detour’s boyfriend is coming to stay .
I finished up, hung my bag.checked out  the pit toilet then headed for  my tent.
No animals to report today ,just amazing scenery.. WOW

Mileage 15.

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