Finally, a Nice Day for Getting Out
We couldn't have predicted such a nice day as we shivered in the 4B's parking lot before heading up to King's Hill pass for a snowshoe. It had been three weeks of nothing but bitter cold, wind and snow drifts so we all felt a bit cooped up and ready for some exercise in the sun, which we got--with no wind! Amazing day.
After a quick stop at Silver Crest to drop off one car, we headed to the top of pass--Kuntzie didn't have her third seat up, so Katie road in the way back on top of the gear for the short two-mile ride to the top of the pass. After gearing up, we headed uphill, the only uphill of the day. Luckily, the pass hadn't gotten very much new snow and a snowshoer had already been down the trail so we didn't have to break until the trail split at the O'Brien Creek/Silver Crest crossing. Then Sue handled all of it, breaking the whole way until we hit the flats at the bottom of the hill, where we took a snack break.
We were at the bottom by 11:20 a.m., record time. After our break, Susan took over and led the way to the snowmobile trail and back to the cars. Unfortunately there were quite a few machines out, so we had to watch for travel and swallow a few fumes on this stretch.
At Silver Crest, we all got to try out June's new car, a Highlander with a third seat. She drove us all to the top of the pass to get Kuntzie's car and head to Bob's for lunch. Kuntzie asked Tony if he sold the place yet, and he told her no.
Although the drives were uneventful, there were a few icy patches and some deer looking to cross the highway, not too far from Maria's accident, so that was a bit scary. Right out of Great Falls, our drivers faced a bit of blowing snow.
Overall, a beautiful, warm, fun day.
Who went: June, Susan, Brenda, Sue, Kuntzie, Katie
Check our completed hikes in the archives below or upcoming on our calendar.
Girls in Glacier and Katie Kotynski