Day 12- Starting our last day with pancakes we enjoyed our morning over a hot coffee. The night before, we had discovered there was a short hike we could reasonably complete that morning to another waterfall before getting on the road again. Feeling as if we’d seen more of the road than the sights we agreed this one would be well worth it and we weren’t disappointed!
The hike took us along the edge of Waterton Lake before we began to climb up onto the mountain behind where we camped. Along the trail, markers explained how Canada had chosen to care for their forests by allowing fires to burn unless they threatened lives or homes because they viewed fire as a natural part of the ecosystem. All around us we found the processes of the forest taking place mostly unhindered by the interference of humans.
With the air clear from smoke we looked around us in curiosity and listened to other tourists oohing and ahhing on the trail. The sun was warm and smiles lit our faces. My heart couldn’t stop singing that old hymn, “How Great Thou Art”! This had to be paradise!
Finally, back on the road, we stopped into Johnson’s of St. Mary, MT because they’re famous for their Huckleberry Pie! It was huge! Between my best friend and I, we couldn’t eat the whole thing 🙂 🙂 🙂 We reached home late that night, tired but pleased. For such a magnificent vacation we’d only spent about $400 apiece and we’d had a marvelous time adventuring outside our comfort zone into our first new country!
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