Goat Haunt | Trail Crew for Glacier National Park
After we hiked Tetons National Park and Yellowstone National Park we headed to Glacier National Park. We didn’t really get to see much of Glacier NP, but we drove a beautiful road to Canada to take a ferry to Goat Haunt. A rad place where my sister and crew were building a bridge in the back country.
Justin and I hiked 9 miles to where they were. This may sound like a short hike but it was a hilly hike up a mountain. That morning woke up early hoping to make it there under 4-6 hours. (That is how long my sister said it would take) It only took us a few hours, but it was a beautiful hike. Everything was covered in frost – sadly I didn’t take my camera out of the pack to take a photo. Along the way we ran into one of the Rangers and one of Pam’s crew members leaving early to take a spontaneous trip to Japan.
Once we got to their camp, I was so surprised by the bridge they were making!
We will NEVER see a bridge on the trail the same anymore! All of the gear was hauled on the back of two Mules. Everything was built by hand! Making sure the steps were level by finding the right rocks – some of these rocks were so large they took a full day to dig out, with just a pull and their hands! All the crew members hiked in some of their gear like shovels, clothing and some other gear. We spent the night in the cabin, where we woke with fresh coffee and some amazing breakfast burritos.
After breakfast, everyone packed up all their gear for the hike out. Once out of the woods we all showered, ate lunch and went for a mini hike. After the hike and sitting by the water, that night we had delicious burgers and played cribbage over some beer.
This was my favorite part of the 2 week trip for a couple reasons.
1 | we had ZERO cell service! It was AMAZING!
2 | hiking in the deep woods is so quiet! Even though your scared a bear will find you 🙂 The only wild life we saw was a half eaten bird and a squirrel that through acorn at us.
3 | because we knew Pam, we got to sit at the front of the boat on the ferry over to Goat Haunt!