8/27, day 123, 9250′,
More rain last night and still overcast and wet this morning. We hiked down from Elk Park taking lots of pictures of beautiful Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. It reminds me of WA rainforest. Rocks, logs and trees are wearing mossy jackets. Lots of water is running in picturesque creeks and falls. It seems that we’re hiking from lake to pass, big climbs and switchbacks down to another lake.
We saw 10 people. As we were taking pictures we missed our unsigned junction and ended at Oreamnos Lake where 2 couples were breaking camp. Good chat. One worked for MT Fish & Game and gave us a spare map that shows more detail than ours. Nice. Another hiking trio was from Milwaukee and suffering from altitude. We met them near Rainbow Pass that had hail and no rainbow.
Rain & hail off and on all day & lots of altitude change led to slow miles.