DAY 158 Glacier Park day 4

Sep 17th

I woke around 6.30 then dozed until 7  once up I was amazed on how many hikers had arrived in the night or rather late  .there must have been  14 hikers on a site meant for 4 tents ..it was great to see so many faces all eating there  breckfast and drinking coffee.

I used the loo retrieved my food bag and packed up.

Leaving camp at just gone 8 am.

I crossed the wobbly  bridge then was back on trail.

The next section was going to be uphill for over 6 miles.i was really looking forward to that.

I hadn’t gone far  when the climb started.  Up and up and it was fairly over grown in places. So I went into  chug mode. After  3  hours I began to get glimpses  of amazing views   then I exited the trees  and omg  the views were stunning   I stared for several minutes  before   walking on .

I was  now climbing up   the side of the mountain  again with amazing views.soon I was atvthe top  and stooped again to just look at the views.as I sat there detour and Cheeks arrived. 

We chatted for several  minutes before I left to cross the saddle and head down..Once again the views on this side  were once again amazing . I began to head down following the switch backs  down and down and down. 

When I got to the bottom where it leveled out I decided to stop for lunch  well it was now 1

I made soup and ate snacks..I wanted to eat more  but I’m a little low…Bad planning

I was just chilling when Swiss Chris arrived..we chatted a while

Eventually I emerged by the lake and the huge lodge which was sadly  closed so no beer. Soda  or snacks sob sob.

Okay 5 miles to go for me I headed out but had to keep stopping to stare at the amazing Vistas.

I carried on around the lodge  and  headed along the road  ,the campsite  is ahead. I asked the Ranger just to be sure I was at the right place as it was a huge campsite. I walked in and found the hiker spot and quickly put up my tent.   Oh fresh water  so  no filtering  bonus. 

As I sat  at the picnic table  several more hikers appeared some stopped at this site other went across the road

I cooked tea  and relaxed…

The girls where going out to dinner..and promised to bring back beer. I sat at the picnic table with gourmet and Swiss Chris until.i got cold and headed to my bed.

Later there girls xame vavkveith beer so i rejoined the party.

There was Swiss Chris,ojay, xxx. Dollar general,detour,sledge, Cheeks.gourmet and myself.

We chatted untill sbout 9 then all headed to our tents night all

Mileage 15      36 miles to go!!

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