15-08-25.  Day 136.  Jellybean – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015

The campsite was eight miles from town. I got up and made water and took down the food bag. No hurries so I stayed I my sleeping bag while drinking TWO cups of coffee. I listened to the sounds of the forest. Complete silence… The wind gently blew through the trees….then silence……a bird song……silence…

Pure relaxation.

There is something different about town days. A special skip in my steps. I mass texted that I survived the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Suddenly there was a text from Jellybean who I hiked with for one day briefly before Dubois, Wy. She wanted to hike Glacier with me… Wonderful.. I have been hiking by myself since Darby, Mt.  This will be awesome.

Navigating the trail into East Glacier Park was another adventure. Somehow I ended up hiking through someone’s back yard and then the Glacier Lodge’s golf course..

When in town I picked up an extra phone battery I ordered and stayed at the Whistling Swan Motel. Town chores, shower, laundry, eat, and rest….and waited for the Beanster…..    20150825_203537 At 4:00 pm the wheels rolled up and it was just like we left off in Dubois. Jellybean was going to hike Glacier and then hike south back to Dubois, Wy. I am finishing from Rawlins, Wy to Waterton, Canada. I will then Train, Airplane, and Bus back to hike south from Rawlins, Wy to Salida, Co. Hopefully I will be able to finish before October first.

East Glacier Park.  8 Miles

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