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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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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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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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A 7 day trek through Glacier National Park Day 6 (MOR-TMC)

We ate through the rest of our food bags, and thus were motivated to get to the Two Medicine Camp Store before they closed. There we would need to buy our lunch and dinner, as well as breakfast and a … Continue reading

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A 7 day trek through Glacier National Park Day 5 (REF- MOR)

Big climb on the menu this day. 3 miles and 3080 ft elevation gain, with a 2080 descent to Morning Star campground via Triple Divide Pass. This pass is considered a hydrological apex wherein melt off from this pass flows … Continue reading

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A 7 day trek through Glacier National Park Day 2 (ELH-MAN)

If one wanted to truly slow walk through GNP with “minimal” miles, it can be done. In fact, if we were smarter, and had money to burn, we could have packed for two days and resupplied in Many Glacier (Swiftwater … Continue reading

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Let the Trek begin!

Starting in Glacier National Park at the Canadian border on the 110 mile segment of the CDT seems like cheating¬† a bit. You have “short” miles and magnificent views. You can’t help but say and point, “Oh my gosh, look … Continue reading

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