BCP353 WLNP – N48° 59.919’ W113° 54.362’
Mrs BVPete and I were camping at Waterton over the Thanksgiving weekend (plus a few extra days) and decided to take the “rolling trail” along the Lake from the town to the US border. The trail turned out to be about 7 kms (one way) with a total elevation gain/loss of 310meters (when all the up’s and down’s are added together). It was a cold walk on this deserted trail today, but so very beautiful as only Waterton can be. Mrs BVPete, my Father and I set out on this hike almost 30 years ago but ran into a Grizzly Bear at Bertha Bay and had to turn back. We figured the bear had probably moved on by now, so it would be safe to complete the hike. I am also pretty sure my Father was with us, in spirit, as he passed away several years ago. When we got to the border we took a few photo’s and enjoyed a pleasant (but illegal, I am sure) picnic on the USA side of the line before heading back to the trailer. Thanks for selecting this border survey control point for your Brass Cap page ofth, we had a great day in the mountains.
[This entry was edited by BVPete on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 7:33:19 PM.]