15-08-28 Day 139 Waterton
Hiking the Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015
The Grizzly decided not to eat us so we had a great nights sleep. We took our time getting started and had breakfast with the guys at the Fifty Mountain Campsite. There were nine of us. At 7:00 am it was time to walk to Waterton, Alberta, Canada. I was stoked with all kinds of emotions rushing through my head.Every day was amazing and falling into place with no effort on my part… Well.. maybe a little effort.
It was sixteen miles to the US / Canada border and another 4 miles to Waterton. We rolled in a little after 2:00 pm at the border and took lots of pictures. Most likely I will never be back. As we got closer to Waterton we began to see a lot more day hikers.
As we were walking through the Waterton campground, Rick, sitting by his camper, offered us a beer…”I think I am going to like this town.”
We headed straight to Zums for some fried chicken. Yum…. After dinner,! we walked the town and sampled any food I could shove into my face. I went into Zuma the Taco Bar and ordered two tacos from India and Amanda. Then a box of Chocolate Almond Milk with Oreo Cookies.
ndia said we could get a tour so we hiked up to the Prince Of Wales Hotel, overlooking the lake and town of Waterton. Kalvin and Christina gave us a tour of the Grand hotel. It was built for people wishing to escape prohibition and enjoying the beautiful mountains, all of eighty six rooms.
Back down the hill to Barbara’s back porch, a resident of Waterton, to sleep on cots she rolled out for us….Amazing
Waterton, Alberta, Canada. 19.5 Miles
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