Wild Women Hike to Flesher Pass, June 16: MWA hike showers give way to flowers
Who went: Sara B., Toni B. and Margie H.
On a very chilly, rainy morning two Girls in Glacier plus a friend were off to Flesher Pass, located on the Continental Divide, elevation 6131 feet. We met up with 15 other wild women in pursuit of wildflowers.
We did not let the light rain or cold temps hamper our quest. So among the moss covered trees we were off with our guides, Martha and Mary, who were very knowledgeable and informative on the wildflowers, and had been studying wildflowers together for a long time.
Pictures courtesy of Toni B
Flesher Pass Evening Hike, June 12 &14: Thunder, Lightning, Rainbows and Flowers
Braving possible rain, 10 gals headed to Flesher pass for an after-work hike on a Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.. We saw many wildflowers and did get a shower, which didn't soak us too badly; however, the lightning and thunder gave us pause when we were out in the open.
The first half of the hike was beautiful, with many biscuit root, Indian paintbrush, heart-leaved arnica and shooting stars among many other blooms dotting the meadows. We ate dinner standing up for fear of ticks on a beautiful outcropping of rocks that lent itself to 180 degree views along the Continental Divide trail.
As the clouds darkened and the rain threatened, we decided to turn around instead of continuing up the trail another half hour. And we did get a bit wet on the return trip, necessitating rain gear. However, as we arrived back at the trailhead, a full rainbow presented itself, putting a nice touch to the end of our hike. We arrived back in town by 9:30.
Who went: Beth, Mary W, Gail, Kathy M, Sue, Cynde (with daughter Emilee), Brenda, Katie, Susan