|Taking a well-earned break|
- I hiked 10+ miles in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness. It was a lovely day with a walk past more than four alpine lakes, and over a pass into a beautiful, glaciated valley.
- I went on a couple of great kayaking trips on Flathead Lake. One was to some pictographs only accessible by water, and the other was to some islands we had never been to before.
- I counted my floats down the Clark Fork River in inner tubes—a summer tradition in Missoula. On a hot day, people float through town on the river on inner tubes, drinking adult beverages. It’s a very relaxing summer time activity.
- I went on a backpacking trip to Trask Lakes in the Flint Creek Range. I hadn’t taken a backpacking trip in more than five years, but managed to make it six miles into this alpine basin where hardly anyone goes.
Looking ahead, I’m doing the Tour de Cure next weekend, but I don’t have any other major expedition plans. I don’t think I’ll get to 1000 miles until the end of October, but I’ll keep trying. As to the weight thing, I think I’ll have to address that in another post later.