Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Met a WG '15 going up the pass. Dan. Small world, running into a WG '10 and WG '13.
As we came down the pass, there was a snowfield, maybe 100' x 500', and we glissaded down. Certainly didn't save any time, but loved the novelty of the slide. And practice with the ice axe to self arrest.
On the way down, a storm came in. We were socked in fog, descending to Many Glacier, surrounded by nearby lightning. We hustled down, in ponchos through the driving rain. Weakened and sprung for a hotel room instead of camping in a puddle. Split a room with Swiss and Very Fit, and ran the space heater to dry our shoes. Warm welcome by the staff; hospitality from Swiftcurrent Motor Inn was a welcome respite from the rain. Tomorrow is a new day.
Hiker hunger has not kicked in, in terms of volume, but definitely in terms of quality. Intense cravings for just terrible things I would never eat in real life. Put a serious dent in a package of birthday cake oreos.
Mileage: 21mi, from Elizabeth Lake Head to Many Glacier