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Glacier Final Day – kayaking

September 8, 2014

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Most people who kayak in Glacier National Park have hired the conventional looking canoes. But my kayaking experience was going to be far from conventional of course. B has a pack raft. This is an elite group of kayaking enthusiasts who can unroll their boat from their hiking backpack and inflate it in less than […]

Glacier Day 2 – Bear encounter

September 8, 2014

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The park is unusually full. We had planned on hiking to Grinnell Glacier, it’s the postcard pictures you see of this area. But we estimated the trail would stuffed and it would be like doing the conga, so we skipped it and re-thought our route. Instead we planned a hike to Swiftcurrent Pass. It is […]

Glacier Day One – bear sightings

September 8, 2014

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I’m full of the lurgie. I think the chilly temperature and constant rain has taken its toll. I’m running on empty but I refuse to let it get the better of me. I’ve stocked up on meds and post hike walks I’m drinking hot toddies determined to get over this and damn sure it will […]

Glacier Day 3 – Journey to the west side of the park

September 8, 2014

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The drive to the west side of the park is spectacular. You drive along the Sun Highway which was built with a terrific two mile fall down the cliff face. The Yanks are nervous about this route. It’s two lane traffic and the road is narrow for American standards. You also pass through the continental […]