Thursday, September 15 On to Canada!
Friday, September 23rd, 2016
We had a great all-U-can-eat breakfast at the Glacier Park Lodge and shared a table with Hotshot and Freebird, who are both superkind and wonderful young people. We told them of our plan to just roadwalk to the Canada end of the CDT. It will save us a lot of time, and bad weather is due in a couple of days. Also, no hassles with getting campsite permits. They thought we were being very sensible!
Then it was off to the post office to send home our trail food box, since now we don’t need it. Turned out the PO had already sent it home–they only hold a box for 15 days. Whew! What could have been a serious problem (no box) ended up being “no problema.”
By 11:15, we were walking out of East Glacier, and did 19 miles by 7 pm. There were gorgeous views all along the way–the road had lots of pullouts for cars to stop and look, too. The Glacier Park mountains are just magnificent–huge and steep, with deep valleys, and snow still clinging to them from the last storm. The fall foliage is more beautiful every day.
We camped tonight in a meadow off the highway.