First we had to make hiking sandwiches - peanut butter, banana and maple syrup - and pack the chocolate bars.
Love these flowers.
Lots more Mountain Goats - walking right along the trail.
Don't look down W!
We were very happy we had brought our rain gear.
This was our destination - the Granite Chalet. We were planning on eating our lunch there.
I had to take a photo of this clothesline (even though the ranger had a bit of a laugh at me) - a clothesline with a view.
Then we headed back down the Loop trail to where we had left our truck. A wonderful thing about Glacier National park is their shuttle bus system. You could take a bus all along the Going-to-the-Sun road if you wanted, we drove to a parking lot then took a shuttle up to Logan Pass so we could do a hike one way.
Beautiful. A hike we will all remember and one we'd like to do again.
The next day, after a stop at a thrift store in Eureka, we were leaving Montana and back to British Columbia and some old favourites places - Wasa Lake and Fort Steele.
I adore Fort Steele and would like to live there. Each time we go there I wonder if I can somehow convince them to let me move in as a caretaker. This is my favourite house and I would love to take over the gardens. In the meantime we just enjoy getting to make homemade icecream (cinnamon, this time) and look forward to the next time we can visit.
And, even though we are camping, we still like to make sure we get some fresh, local food. There is a greenhouse just a bike ride away from the campsite at Wasa lake that has delicious tomatoes and cukes. S came up with this simple concoction when we were heating up corn tortillas in the fry pan. He took some garlic/peppercorn bread and heated it in olive oil. Then he put some mayo and asiago cheese on it and topped it with a slice of tomato. Delicious. The flowered plate is another thrift store find, I love old melamine plates for camping and couldn't resist these flower patterned ones.
And I made sure that I got a little bit of hammock time too (while reading Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat).