Falling down a mountain
Into Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park for our big hike up the Asulkan Valley trail. 8.5km struggling up a
, 8.5km sliding back down again. The first stretch of the hike took us through shady trees strung with gigantic spider's webs, many of them suspended across the trail path, so obviously I made Rylan go first. The next stretch gave us great views of raging waterfalls and a treacherous walk across some late snow. The final stretch was torture. The way became ridiculously steep and exposed to the sun, and for a good few minutes I was concinved I was going to have some kind of organ failure. However, we made it to the top and sat and ate at one of the most epic lunch spots I will probably ever experience.
As if the uphill trek wasn't painful enough, on the way down I lost my footing and tumbled, head over heels, a good ten feet down the trail. Luckily, my legs took most of the impact...I still have the cuts and bruises to show for it.
After the hike, we headed to the town of
where we limped around looking for jeans for our horseriding adventure two days away. We were intrigued by a restaurant advertising German-Indian cuisine, so we stopped in for deep-fried bratwurst wonton, korma and rose-flavoured milkshakes.
Another evening at the hot springs burned and then eased my
on August 16, 2012
from the travel blog:
Canada and a little USA 2012
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Hey, Rogers Pass was the toughest hike of all I have been to. But the view from the top was worth it all. Great experience. :)
written by Joy at Cheap Car Hire on September 9, 2012
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