From the bloggers at On the road of retirement
Whenever John wakes me up early here in Montana I know that he has checked the weather and wants to do a long hike in the mountains. After plenty of coffee and a nice hot breakfast, he is pretty much ready to go as he always wakes up early and uses that time to pack our picnic lunch.
The plan today was to travel over to Glacier NP, take the Going to the Sun Road and park about a mile past Logan’s pass at the Siyeh Bend Trailhead. The trail is a semi circle loop ending at Sunrift Gorge tallying about 9.6 miles. John had read that the last 4 miles of that hike is 4 miles straight down (dropping over 3000 feet in elevation) which we really don’t enjoy. So our plan was instead to hike to (and up the pass) then turn around to retrace back to the car. This ended up being an 8.8 mile hike according to my Jawbone Up fitness tracker. It is also about 2200 feet in elevation gain and loss instead of over 3000 down.
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