Friday, July 20, 2007


1628 MDT Friday, 20 July 2007

We're at Avalanche Campground -- we hiked from Sperry Campground to the McDonald Lake Lodge (where the truck was parked) today. It's a long, downhill hike, so I'm hoping that my toenails survive.

Here's what we've been up to so far.

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Drove north to Kintla Lake, where we stayed at the campground.

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Hiked in to Kintla Lake campground, where we stayed overnight. Great (but COLD) swimming.

Monday, 16 July 2007

Stayed overnight at Apgar Campground.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Stayed overnight at Avalanche Campground.

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Took the park shuttle from McDonald Lodge to the Gunsight Trail trailhead. Hiked in to Gunsight Lake. Beautiful hike -- just about the right length for the start of this hike across the Continental Divide.

Great swimming at Gunsight Lake.

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Hiked from Gunsight Lake Campground. Amazing scenery. Many songbirds, and wildflowers were abundant. Hiked through many waterfalls on the trail, including one big one just before Lake Ellen Wilson. We didn't hike down to Lake Ellen Wilson to avoid the loss of elevation.

Stayed overnight at Sperry Campground. Beautiful views, including McDonald Lake. LOTS of mosquitos, which come from the small pond in the campground. The Sperry Chalet is not to be missed. We refilled our water containers and checked out the dining hall before heading back to camp.

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