the northwest | part two | glacier national park

August 18, 2011 § 2 Comments

We hiked for three days through the backcountry trails of West Glacier National Park. True story.  Needless to say we learned a lot about the limits of our bodies (and perhaps minds) shlepping huge packs for 6-14 miles each day….we also saw some beautiful views of lakes, mountains and glacier waterfalls as we hiked along Bowman Lake and up the Continental Divide through Brown Pass.

The drive along Going to the Sun Road was also amazing and breathtaking. Endless mountains, cliffs, lakes and waterfalls. While I think we both decided that doing it differently we would have planned less distance between each camp site so we could have spent more time without the packs, at the campsites and on day hikes, we loved the cool air, stunning scenery and sharing the adventure of it all together. One of our favorite parts of the week was driving from the park back to Washington. It was just a chill four hours driving west with the sunset, surrounded by unadulterated nature, mountains, rivers, trees, plains, rocky foothills, sprinkled with the rugged old buildings of a few quaint old towns along the way. It was a welcome and much needed break from not only hot, dry Texas weather but from constant, racing technology and the daily to-do lists.

{Holcomb Vacay Check}: Together. Cool weather. Pretty scenery. Long sunsets. River Crossings. Shlepping. Trail Mix. No cell service. No showers.
{Next Holcomb Vacay Resolved}: Together. Cool weather. Pretty scenery. Long sunsets. Upscale, non-portable accommodations. Rolling luggage. Waiters. No bear bells. No mosquitoes. Hot water.

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