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    Default One more walk in the Park (not FF)

    Got a cancellation at Sperry Chalet (wife watched the site like a hawk) on their last weekend. Weather forecast was "changeable" - don't care about rain in terms of the wet factor but obscuration? that we care about; took a chance anyway.

    Part 1

    Hope I look this good when I'm in my late 70s




    starting gate




    won't dwell too much on the hike up to the chalet (3350' gain in 6.5 miles, mostly through forest for the first 4.5)








    pretty cool fungus (lots of that around)



    pretty cool bugs; Dr. Wu





    breaking out of the trees, things are looking up (pun intended)






    destination


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    Part 2

    dining hall and chalet (hope I look this good in 99 years); some people say the food is just okay, I say hunger is the best sauce








    got there about 30 minutes before a real nasty hailstorm hit; other folks were not so lucky



    nice neighborhood












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    Part 3

    according to the ranger we talked to, we just missed a run-in with a grizz about 1/4 mile from the chalet



    probably 'cuz these were all along the trail; yum




    after a good night's sleep it's off to (what's left of) the Glacier; only another 3.5 miles and 1500' up











    uplifting




    looking back the way we came


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    Part 4

    into the tarns









    critters on the way up





    poser



    Mufasa




    stairway to the top





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    Part 5


    the payoff






















    Hike down was pretty much the same pics, in reverse. Probably the last big walk in the Park this year, we head back to VA in about 3 weeks; it's been a nice summer.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Scott,

    Thanks so much for sharing. That is probably the only time I will see what you saw and I enjoyed every picture!
    Warren
    Fly fishing and fly tying are two things that I do, and when I am doing them, they are the only 2 things I think about. They clear my mind.

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    Outstanding! Very nice pictorial. Thanks for sharing your summer with us. Jim
    I'm either going to, coming from or thinking about fishing. Jim

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    Incredible! Thank you for sharing!

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    Great trip and report.... thanks for posting... DK
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenP View Post
    Scott,

    Thanks so much for sharing. That is probably the only time I will see what you saw and I enjoyed every picture!
    2nd this! Fantastic, great pictures Scott! Thanks for sharing.
    David Merical
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