Canadian Women Wowed by Samsara, Views on Patrol Mountain
Highline Trail Closure Blessing in Disguise as Gals Enjoy Quiet Chalet
Parking Problems, Construction and Moose Rule Day in Many Glacier
Bear Blocks Road; Popular Iceberg Trail Not as Busy as Usual
Two Gals Get Trifecta--Summit All Three Sweet Grass Hill Buttes; One Gal's Heart Issues Scare Hikers; Belly Crawl for Devil's Chimney Cave
Second Leg of the CDT Stuns Gals with its Beauty
GiG Gals Find Steep Climb Worth the 360-Degree Views
LC Pass and Holland Lake Connector Trail Perfect for Seeley Overnight
Our group headed to the Alice Creek Trailhead which is outside of Lincoln and then up trail 493 to Lewis and Clark Pass. The trail was wide with a steady gradual climb past areas of burnt trees from the Alice Creek fire that started by a lighting strike in July of 2017 and burned over 29,000 acres. There were a plethora of flowers such as Silverleaf Phacelia, Fern-leaved Desert Parsley, Cut-leaved Anemone, creamy white ,reddish-pink, Blue-eyed Mary, Dogbane, Shooting Star, Rockcress , Rosy Pussytoes, Coiled Lousewort, Stickseed, Yarrow, Roundleaf Alummroot and Stonecrop.
We were within a very short distant to intersection of the Continental Divide trail but a storm blew in and with wind and rain, we quickly headed back down. We said good by to Sue as she drove back to town and the rest of us headed to Seeley Lake.
At Mary's cabin we unpacked and relaxed on the deck and then had dinner at the Chicken Coop. In the morning we drove to Holand Lake to hike the Holand Lake Corridor trail.
As we were preparing for our hike, we observed three employees from the Forest Service getting ready to head in to the Bob Marshall for five days of trail work. Each person had a seventy pound pack including axes and two of them carried large crosscut saws. We thanked them for all of their work in keeping our trails in good condition and just stood and watched in awe as they quickly headed up the trail for their fifteen mile trek for the day.
Most of our group had not been on this hike but it did not disappoint and gave us some super views and waterfalls at the end. We decided to return the same way we came in and not go all around the lake because the last part of the trail was in the woods with no views. We spotted some Mariposa Lilys, Trumpet Honeysuckle, and Thimbleberrys
In the evening we had a great dinner at the Double Arrow Lodge and then headed back to Seeley and spent the rest of the evening enjoying a fire by the lake that Anita kept stoked along with conversation that lasted until dark.
After a leisurely breakfast the next day and some shopping at the quilt shop, we were on our way home and grateful that we were able to have Mary share her cabin with us.
Who went: Gail, Mary N, Jeanne, Jo Ann, Anita, Sue (day hike)
Check our completed hikes in the archives below or upcoming on our calendar.
Girls in Glacier and Katie Kotynski