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PNT day 10 - Purcell Mtn Trail & Mt Henry Lookout

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Boulder Lake Camp (161.5) to Mt Henry Lookout (170.2) 8.7 miles I was lying in my sleeping bag and listened to the otherworldly silence outside. No wind, no rain, nothing. "Krck, krck, krck" something was outside my tent. I turned around…

PNT day 9 - Webb Mountain Trail and Boulder Lake Trail

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Mt. Webb trailhead (150.5) to Boulder Lake Camp (161.5) 11 miles My night at Rose and Scott's place was just awesome! But even if I tried to sleep in I was awake early with the birds. I sat down at the kitchen bar and Rose made some coffee.…

PNT day 8 - Kootenai Rails to Trails

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Eureka (132.9) to Rexford (142.0) 9.1 miles I left the Silverado Motel around 10ish and made my way down US Hwy 93 towards downtown Eureka. I wanted to go to Cafe Jax which was known amongst hikers for a good breakfast. Unbelievable I had…

PNT day 7 - Eureka

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Blue Bird Lake Camp (113.3) to Eureka (132.9) 19.6 miles After an early start at the lake the trail climbed up a very scenic ridge. From there I hiked a steep downhill and had to scramble over some fallen trees again. Eventually the trail…

PNT day 6 - Highline Trail

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Trail Camp FR 114 (94.4) to Blue Bird Lake Camp (113.3) 18.9 miles Judging from the elevation profile I thought today's hike would be a bit easier than yesterday but it wasn't. The two trails I hiked on - Foundation Creek Trail and the Highline…

PNT day 5 - Whitefish Divide Trail

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Red Meadow Lake Campground (73.5) to Trail Camp Forest Road 114 (94.4) 20.9 miles I went to bed late last night as we were a bunch of people sitting around the campfire. After lots of good outdoorsy conversations and three beer I made my way…

PNT day 4 - Hay Creek Trail

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Polebridge (55.2) to Red Meadow Lake Campground (73.5) 18.3 miles Halfway motivated I crawled out of bed. The hostel kitchen was already busy when I joined the others for coffee and some cereals as well as cold pasta. Every calorie counts,…

PNT day 3 - Zero in Polebridge

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Unplanned 0 miles When I woke up rain was pouring on the glas house of the hostel in front of my window. Slowly I made my way to the kitchen and joined Joan and Chris for a coffee. The two ladies were traveling around together for a while.…

PNT day 2 - Bowman Lake

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Head Bowman Lake Camp (40.9) to Polebridge (55.2) 14.3 miles I woke up after one of the most peaceful nights I had in the Rocky Mountains so far. I had put in some ear plugs to keep the noise of the nearby creek at an acceptable level, maybe…

PNT day 1 - A path less traveled

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Waterton River Camp (26.3) to Head Bowman Lake Camp (40.9) 14.6 miles The strange thing was that it didn't rain last night. When I crawled out of my tent it was still wet inside from condensation but it was not too bad. With me at the campsite…

Glacier Waterton International Peace Park

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Waterton to Waterton River Campground 10 miles Sage and I tried to sleep as long as possible. I also wanted to call home in the morning so had a reason to leave my comfortable bed around 7:30 am. Afterwards we went for breakfast at the Pearl's…

Glacier National Park - Into Canada

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Elizabeth Lake to Chief Mountain Trailhead 10 miles I shifted all night on my Therm-a-rest mattress because my legs were aching. They demanded a break after crossing all the high mountain passes. Sage and I woke up - how could it be different…