Monthly Archives: June 2019

Day 11 – A Rainy Day

At the pass, we stopped for a short break, then headed downhill- aided by a brisk tail wind. The conifers soon disappeared on the dry side of the Divide. Clumps of aspens, poplars, and grasses predominated. Dramatic clouds swirled over the mountains to the west. We soon arrived in East Glacier Park and checked into the Backpacker’s Inn.
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Day 10 – To Whitefish

The hill sides had the customary cloak of Douglas-fir and Ponderosa pine trees. We saw our first white-flowering bear grass plants. Striking when flowering, these common plants on the Northern Rockies are not really grasses.
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Into Montana – Day 8

We gained elevation, slowly, without long climbs. In flatter spots we passed by large ponds and wetlands often flanked by tall cottonwoods. The peaks in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness provided an impressive backdrop!
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