Day 147 Red Eagle Lake

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9/20, day 147, 15 mi., 7400′
The wind died down after we camped at Cut Bank CG but around midnight we heard new sounds. Rain.

A Ranger truck with horses arrived at 7 am and we scrambled out of sleeping bags into clothes, unzipped the tent and were surprised to see snow. The rangers set off up the trail on horseback and we soon followed up Cut Bank Creek (Atlantic drainage) to Triple Divide Pass. Each mtn is more rugged and fantastically carved than the last, several green lakes are below and the falls must be in the record books for heights. Every view is superlative and we are just ambling along slowly so we can take it all in. We also have a short day. But then all the days in Glacier will be short except one.

… Gottawalk

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