Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hike and White Water Raft trip Aug. 18, 2012

Taken before our six mile hike along the Flathead River.  Our guide took a group of 8 of us along the Flathead river just outside the boundary of Glacier National Park.  After our hike, we were greeted with one of these blue rafts and treated to a 3 hour whitewater rafting trip back to the lodge.  It was a wonderful way to spend the last day of our 10 day trip to Montana and Wyoming.  BTW,
Ted doesn't really have Dumbo ears! He clipped a bungee cord to his glasses to save them from doom in the water and they pushed his ears out.

Ted talks with a park ranger at the head of our trail.  He's looking at the river we will eventually raft down.  
Crossing a small section of the river,shortly before we meet our raft.  
The day started with 40 degree temperatures and ended in the 90s.  This was at river's edge.  The rafts have arrived and we are ready for the second portion of the trip! Unfortunately, I don't have a waterproof camera, so it went back with a guide in a dry bag.  Let's just say, I jumped out of the boat and enjoyed the 60 degree water for about 1 second before climbing back in.  That night we boarded our train home to Vancouver, WA.  It was a long and wonderful day.