dawson-pitamakin take two
my first summer in MT i had the privilege of doing a beautiful 18.5 mile hike with work. the students did great and we all enjoyed the amazing views.
i also had the privilege of living with my good friend april for all of 2011. she visited me in MT my first summer here and we joked about how wonderful it would be if she moved here…then she did! we had a lot of fun exploring MT together and drinking coffee at all hours of the day. april is heading out east but i couldn’t let her leave the state without doing the most beautiful day hike i’ve done in MT, or anywhere for that matter: the dawson-pitamakin loop in glacier national park. it’s two mountain passes, ridge and valley hiking, multiple alpine lakes, wildflowers galore and in general spectacular views. to top it all off we came within just 15 yards of a black bear in the final mile of the hike! the bear stopped right on the trail, directly in front of us. we stared at her, she stared at us, she took a step toward us (she had a cub with her), we talked to her (aka: made noise and got the bear spray ready) and then she went on her way.
it was a wonderful weekend with family and friends. thanks for being you, g-funk! and thanks to nikki for documenting our wonderful day – great photography skills!
we have an amazing Creator.