Red Gap

June 15th – We awoke to low clouds but as we began our climb up to Red Gap pass the clouds lifted revealing breathtaking views of Merit Mountain and its massive shimmering glacier.  We encountered a few patches of snow but easily arrived at the pass for a snack break – filling up on food and the spectacular views.  The southside of the pass had a bit more snow but also great glissading (basically sledding without a sled) opportunities and after a short while we were able to bushwhack down to the trail on our way to Many Glacier.  The sunny skies continued and in Many Glacier we were even able to enjoy luxuries like huckleberry ice cream and flush toilets.  Two gentle days to ease our way into thru-hiking… to prepare us for the 100% chance of rain tomorrow.

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About Anna

I like being out in the sunshine, dancing, baking, exploring abandoned houses, dark chocolate, traveling, being green, thrift store shopping, backpacking, gardening, reading memoirs, hammocks and fantastic friends.

2 thoughts on “Red Gap

  1. Hey, a friend of mine and I are wanting to hit up the PCT this summer. We were thinking of starting in Canada.

    I was wondering how much you think the trip cost. I don’t have a ton of money, so I was curious as to how much you need to save up for food. And did you do anything to prepare for the trip in advance? Thanks.


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