After a cold cereal breakfast, we hit the road around 8:00 AM. It was an awesome ride up Going to the Sun Road to Logan Pass. The exposure was incredible. We took in all the amazing views of rocky peaks, long cascading waterfalls and glaciers. The kids were awesome as we trekked our way along the path.
We hit the Highline Hiking Trail around 9:30. This ~11.6 mile hike was full of exposure and absolutely unforgettable mountain views, complete with glaciers.
We saw Big Horn Sheep along the way.
Around mile 7, we came to an awesome chalet where we enjoyed lunch together.
The remaining 4 miles were hot and we started to run out of water. The kids started to complain and get grumpy, but all things considered, they did great until we met up with the road to catch a shuttle back to Logan Pass for our cars.
At this point, Chad, Jessica and Aphia had fallen way behind. They made it at their own pace (they took time to smell the flowers!)
By the time we made it to the shuttle parking lot, there was a long line. We were hot, tired and thirsty. After waiting for a while for a chance to fit on the shuttle decided that Lane and I would hitch hike back to Logan Pass to retrieve the cars and then drive down and pick of the rest of the family. I was able to wave down a pick up that let me hop in the back. As Lane and I were getting in, a random guy seized the moment and hopped in with us. He ended up being a nice enough guy, but also had a scary edge to him. To give you a sense on what type of person he was, his goal in life was to build high-frequency weapons.
Lane and Jenny made “taco-in-a-bag” dinner back at camp.