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Rawlins to Encampment/Battle Pass

8/14 – 8/17 (1373 – 1463.9) On Friday August 13th we arrived in Rawlins after hitting the REI in Utah to get new long johns (for me), gloves and shoes (for Paul), a new air mattress (for me), as mine … Continue reading

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Anaconda – Wisdom

August 8 – 11 8/8: 13.8 mi. (Twin Lakes TH – CDT mile 546.7) We lucked out and got a hitch out of Anaconda to the Twin Lakes trailhead, from a local trail angel (Free Spirit). As it turns out … Continue reading

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Anaconda

Staying at the Pintlers Portal Hostel was amazing. They have bunk rooms with triple bunks to each room. They plan to have double bed bunks, but the parts hadn’t arrived yet. Seems that most of what they ordered was sitting … Continue reading

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Helena – Anaconda

8/03: MacDonald Pass (8.3 mi) 358.1 – 366.4 Rather than take two zeros and pay for a third night in Helena, we opted to “Nero” on the third. We got a ride from Tom of “Helena Wheels” to MacDonald Pass. … Continue reading

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Benchmark – Helena

July 26: 12.7 mi (231.5-242.8) Rather than stay at the Benchmark Ranch another night, we decided to do a “Nero” (“minimal mileage”) on trail. We hiked out of Benchmark via a 1.5 mile road walk past the 6000 ft long, … Continue reading

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Spotted Bear…the adventure

July 23 – 17 miles (felt like 40) The night prior we camped on a bench 4 miles from the start of the climb of Switchback Pass. The morning was crisp and the sunrise was gorgeous! It was going to … Continue reading

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And then there were three

Badger Ranger Station – Spotted Bear Alt (mile 19) July 22 (13 miles) From the Badger Ranger Station to Beaver Lake was supposed to be 18 miles. This was to include, for lack of a better term, a PUD (Pointless … Continue reading

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So that was fun?

Marias Pass – Badger Ranger Station (15 miles- July 19) What does the steeple chase, parkour, Jenga and pick up sticks have in common? It’s the trail out of Marias Pass into the Lewis and Clark National Forest. We were … Continue reading

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Slack Pack’n

I’ve always wanted to experience slack packing while on a thru-hike. I got my wish. Luna, at the Looking Glass Base Camp suggested that rather than carry a full resupply uphill to Marias Pass, why don’t we get dropped off … Continue reading

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A 7 day trek through Glacier National Park Day 7 (TMC- East Glacier)

We awoke to smokey skies and more than hazy views. The morning’s sunrise had a distinct red hue to it. The air had an unpleasant taste to it reminiscent of the less than healthy air quality of my youth. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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