The nice thing about waiting so long to update my blog is that I get to relive our trip again! I’ve had a lot of fun today going through the thousands of photos stored on my computer!
Day two in the park started out under a blanket of clouds again. Driving the highway to the other side was actually much more nerve wracking this time. The fog became so dense that visibility was down to near zero in spots. This time, I knew the small wall and cliffs were there – we just couldn’t see them. We crawled up the hill hoping to just stay on the road. Again, near the top, the clouds parted a bit. Not much traffic to start the day – possibly due to the weather conditions or maybe it was the early hour. This allowed us to get a nice parking spot at the St. Mary’s trailhead. Usually I would consider it nice to have the trails to myself, but in bear country, more people meant less worry about grizzlies on the trail. Todd laughed at me, but I made sure to have my bear bells jingling, bear spray in reach and I sang every John Denver song I could think of around corners with limited visibility….and what can I say…we’re alive to tell the tale!