The next day Daisy graciously stayed at the campsite with the dog and Rue, Daniel, Bonnie, Frank, Melanie and Patrick all hiked up to Lunch Creek Basin.
Lunch Creek Basin. The last time Daniel was here he was 5 weeks old. I carried him up in the Snuggli. This time he carried himself up. I changed his diaper in that meadow. Gone are the days of me carrying him in the backpack on hikes. He's just too big now. I have to say even though I enjoyed those days it is nice to have all the weight on my back. I am really happy I put all the effort in to bring him on hikes with us starting when he was 5 weeks. Those are priceless memories that I wouldn't trade for anything.
Daniel in his little harness.:)
Going down was harder than going up for Daniel. Rue was so sweet and stopped to give him a little pep talk. Can you see Bob saying hi to the camera? :)
The day we headed back to Kalispell we drove into Many Glacier and did some touristy stuff. The is the view from the Many Glacier Hotel.
Big sky! Uncle Frank took us the scenic way home. This is looking west toward Glacier. I love Montana!
Whew! Done, finally! And this is only a fraction of all the pictures I took on our trip! I took almost 500 in all!
We have had a blast this summer and it's not over yet. Tomorrow we are heading up to do a hike near Mt. Rainier, the Naches Peak loop. It's the fated hike where I sprained my ankle and was in a walking boot for 2 months last year at this time. I don't plan on spraining my ankle this year!