The first week of the CDT was full of changes, adjustments, and meeting people. Glacier NP is full of people. Unfortunately not as many glaciers, bears or other wildlife. Its such an amazing place though, and a must-do for anyone who is a hiker (or just likes the wild outdoors).
My permit was issued for an alternate route, as the “high route” was still snow-covered, and the NPS hadn’t yet cleared a path thru the Ahern drift.
Day 1: (June 30th)
Day 2: (July 1st)
I camped at Goat Haunt shelters, a very nice spot. Bathrooms with electricity & running water! Only one other hiker was camped here, Coyote. She was starting the PNT, and we talked about the usual hiker stuff. Plus her singing skills put mine to shame…good thing I’ll have thousands of miles to practice!
Day 3: (July 2nd)
Day 4: (July 3rd)
Day 5: (July 4th)
Day 6: (July 5th)
Day 7: (July 6th)
Day 8: (July 7th)
I spent the nightt in East Glacier at a hostel, and showered/laundry. Headed into the Bob Marshall Wilderness next week!