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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…

Glacier National Park - Red Gap Pass

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Many Glacier to Elisabeth Lake Campground 18 miles The fact that it had stopped raining woke me up at 3:30 pm. After a short bathroom break just behind my tent I went back to an uncomfortable sleep again. Somehow the night wasn't very pleasant.…

Glacier National Park - Piegan Pass

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Reynolds Creek Camp to Many Glacier 15 miles I woke up to the familiar sound of raindrops falling on my tent. What should I do? I felt like just turning around but I knew I had to go. Piegan Pass was waiting for me and according to the reaction…

Glacier National Park - St. Mary‘s Lake

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Red Eagle Lake to Reynolds Creek Campground 15 miles Other than a couple of thunder bolts last night had been very quiet. I woke up early to the sound of light rain on my tent. Once the dripping stopped it was windy and I waited for a while…