8/28/15 Day 126 – TSC Trail #101 M2898.4 to East Glacier M2927.6, 4796′
Cabin – Nights Spent Alone: 15
29.2, 2617.8 Trip Miles

Day’s of Snow: 9 – Day’s of Rain: 42 – Days of Hail: 19
6 am to 5:10 pm
# of Zero days: 12
Gila Crossings Final Total: 221

Tick Count: 4 (4 more crawling on me)

Wanted List

Mountain Goat
Grizzly Bear
Black Bear – SPOTTED
Bighorn Sheep
Mountain Lion
Beaver – SPOTTED

Critter Count
8 Squirrels
2 Chipmunks
1 Bear
1 Moose

1) 618 Pronghorn*
2) 448 Elk*7
3) 406 Chipmunks *5
4) 201 Deer*2
5) 184 Squirrels *9
6) 154 Marmot*4
7) 120 Lizards*6
8) 116 Wild Horses
9) 77 Ground Squirrels*10
10) 71 Pika
11) 57 Cotton Tail Rabbits *8
12) 30 Prairie Dogs
13) 22 Horny Toads
14) 18 Jack Rabbit*3
15) 15 Moose
16) 10 Snakes
17) 7 Black Bears
18) 5 Coyotes
19) 5 Moles
20) 4 Porcupine
21) 3 Toads
22) 2 Mouse
23) 2 Fox
24) 2 Rattle Snakes
25) 1 Beaver
26) 1 Badger
27) 1 Skunk
28) 1 Weasel -Long Tail
*259 from car, *2 – 49 from car – 3 in town, *3 – 1 from car, *4 – 2 from car, *5 – 2 off trail, *6 – 1 off trail, *7 – 9 from car, *8 – 3 off trail *9 – 1 from car, *10 – 6 off trail
Lots of critters making noise last night. It was also very warm. I only had to use my sleeping bag as a blanket. I slept okay.
We were up and going by 6 am. Not more than a half mile away we got closer to the Two Medicine River and the temperature dropped big time and walking got cold. It would stay that way until the sun got up high enough. This was later than normal due to all the smoke.
I spooked a bull moose in the woods only getting a quick peek of his velvet rack and butt. Later in the day I came across bear number seven. He was a beautiful black bear just inside Glacier National Park. He was not very afraid of us either. Yelling and banging my sticks did little to motivate him to leave the area.
When we got to Rt. 2 we knew you could get food at the Summit Lodge. Unfortunately they like many places around here were only open for dinner. We did manage to get a couple of Cokes. The owner came by and was super friendly and offered helpful information about headed.
We got to East Glacier at just after 5 pm. We found Toast at the Backpackers Inn. After catching up we went to eat at Serranos the Mexican restaurant my buddy from Carbondale friend owns. He also runs the Inn. The food was great and the rest of the night it was more catching up and planning the last few days of our hike.
I was up till 12:20 am watching a movie I rented on iTunes back in Anaconda. I hadn’t had time to watch it. A really long day indeed.

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