September 1, 2017

Miles: 2-3 hiked

PNT mile 838.3

Camp: Park Butte Trailhead

We were a bit damp upon waking up this morning, so we set our sleeping bags in the sun while we ate breakfast. Hikers Josh and Hiker Dude (father and son) hiked by and we got a chance to meet them for the first time. It is funny how long it took for us to start seeing other hikers…so when Jet fighter and Caveman joined us as well it was like a regular old party.

Everyone had a slightly different plan for the day, we continued to dry our gear as they all moved forward. We walked out of camp for a couple of miles down the paved road and eventually caught a ride for the last few miles into town. There we ate a delightful breakfast of eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage gravy and a large quantity of diner coffee. It was everything I had dreamed in the mountains…a commodity not offered in the town of Glacier. Breakfast.

After we ate we did our resupply and met up with Jet and Cave. We agreed to meet at the Park Butte Trailhead that evening. The hitch to the trailhead didn’t take long, but we ended up walking a couple of the road miles on our way up. When we arrived, they weren’t there…but should have been ahead of us. With no cell service, we could only assume that they had hiked on and we set up camp at the trailhead.

We are excited to see Park Butte tomorrow. It is supposed to be a pretty spectacular area! Now we will sleep creekside and try to get up when the alarm goes off at 6am. Trying is all we can do.