Subject: 9/10, day 137, 7453′, mi.
Hiking north from 5710′ Rogers Pass was the mirror image of yesterday’s hike: switchback up the hill then up & down along the divide alternating between x-country and trail. The difference was that today was more moderate. The wind was less fierce, temp warmer, drops less extreme. The views were as exciting and the rocks even better.
Lincoln was a good town stop, easy to get in & out and all the necessities close by. At the PO we met 3 SoBo Brown Univ girls. We tried to hook up with them at Macks Inn before they flipped to Glacier NP.
We had just finished lunch and were walking to look for a ride to the pass when Bruce stopped to talk. He just moved to Lincoln and wanted to know hiking areas. He offered a ride and on the way up told us about his tent. It’s a WalMart kids’ 4’x6′ 3.5 pound that needs to be seam sealed. Sounds like a deal at $30. He used it on the AT.
We’re at Lewis & Clark Pass where Lewis left the Pacific waters for the last time on 7/7/1806. I’m sitting with the packs while Ken goes down to Alice Creek for dinner water. We both have our bear spray out and ready as we are entering Scapegoat Wilderness and then Bob Marshall Wilderness. Both are grizzly haunts, but the bears are not habituated, a big difference from park bears. Still… For dessert we have rice crispy treats from Sara.