Day 6- Nearly a week into our trip we crossed the border into Alberta, Canada! I have never been so excited or scared in my entire life! The morning was very cold but with hot coffee and a hot breakfast, we quickly remedied our chilly situation.
Being soundly frightened by our unprepared attempts to find a camping place the night before, we decided to travel directly to Canada instead of spending any more time in Glacier National Park. Besides half the park was fighting a forest fire at that time and you’ll see by the pictures that the smoke was hanging pretty heavy in the area.
The drive north was much shorter than the drive we’d had the day before. We enjoyed stopping to take pictures of the magnificent mountains rising all around us. I thought my mountains in Montana were tall! Turns out we hadn’t seen anything yet!
After crossing the border we traveled in a state of awe…even with the smoke everything was beautiful, bright, and new to our untraveled eyes! We loved Waterton townsite, the moment we arrived the campsite was perfect for our purposes with plenty of cute shops downtown, good food, and hiking trails not to mention the lake itself!
We received several compliments for our unique and spacious teepee tent 🙂 Then we set off to explore! Our first hike was fairly short but lovely. Linnet Lake just outside Waterton looks up at the Prince of Wales Hotel. Clear and reflective the peaceful atmosphere of the wild began to seep into our very being. ‘We’re really here!’ ‘We’re really doing this!’ Kept popping into our thoughts and overwhelming us with joy! What was really exciting was that we’d left any ability to contact the outside world behind…that’s right no wifi and no cell service! What could possibly go wrong?
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