I woke early this morning next to Peyto Lake (images) and it was COLD! The thermometer I have said it was 17! It was getting light outside but the sun had not yet come up. I went outside and walked down to the lake shore. It was so beautiful…..
I woke in the town of Banff Canada this morning. Banff was one of the towns that I was really looking forward to visiting as I’ve always wanted to come here (to ski). I was supposed to come for a ski trip a few years ago but had to cancel, so I was anxious to explore the area. My first stop, after breakfast of course :-), was the Banff Visitors Centre on main street Banff to get some information on the hiking trails around Banff.
Due to the weather and the fires I decided that, reluctantly (again), today would be my last day in Glacier NP. I was planning to cross over into Canada at the Chief Mountain Port of Entry boarder crossing on a somewhat remote road (Hwy 17) about 45 minutes north of the Many Glacier area. But before I left I wanted to get in one more hike in this beautiful park. So with that in mind I looked at my map and chose a remote hike that I could access from Hwy 17. On my way to the trailhead I took a few more pictures of the Many Glacier area and got my first close look at Chief Mountain. It was a gorgeous morning….of course it is, I’m leaving! ha ha