The day dawns miserably cold and rainy. Erik goes with the suggestion of Waterton guide, Carey, that we take an easier route than originally planned, partly because of the weather and partly because the people who'd hiked yesterday are more than a little tired. I empathize with those feeling the strain. I also confess I am relieved that I'm not the only person who needs to ease my way back into full activity.
Our revised plan takes us on the trail to Rowe's Lake. My photo records may not be 100% accurate (I blame this level of activity --all new to me--12 miles in a day without a helicopter to pick me up when I'm tired? ). Using the Internet and checking with my travel-mates, I'm trying to verify that the locations I attribute to pictures are accurate, but I once again urge you to comment or correct if appropriate.
Trail to Rowe's Lake
The Writer Crosses a Stream
The above was obviously taken by someone else because I'm the one crossing the log. Please bear in mind the woman crossing that plank-like bridge was, not too long ago, afraid of heights; would never have crossed something that narrow for fear of falling (even though it would not have been a huge fall).
In the course of the three-and-a-half mile hike to Rowes Lake, we had rain, snow, hail, and sun, each on more than one occasion. I and a few others choose the short version of the hike, coming back after lunch in the meadow. Moderately working my way back into the full activity level seems the wiser move, and I am not alone on my 'short' hike (of 7 miles, round trip).
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The Trail to Rowes Lake
Nov 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM Nov 30, 2016 at 10:30 PM