9/24, day 151, 19 mi, 6700′
After we went to bed last night we heard a rock fall from Cathedral Peak above us. It wasn’t enough to scare away the pesky deer.
This morning we got up to freezing fog being blown by a strong wind. We decided to skip heating water for breakfast and hit the trail. The plants along the trail were dripping wet from the fog.
We dropped from 6700′ to 4500′ in just a few miles. Then it was rolling up and down through the forest to Goat Haunt ranger station at the end of Waterton Lake. We ate lunch there. The ranger said it was going to snow tonight. They were closing the ranger station for the season.
Then it was more rolling trail to the border – another 4.4 miles. After the customary pictures we headed toward Waterton. It was 4.2 miles ahead and the weather was getting worse. We got into town in the drippy fog and headed for a cafe.