What a day! A fantastic route all the way to Ahern Pass. We actually ran into a single goat coming the other way just beyond the most exposed section. We thanked him for providing the trail as we let him pass. The highline trail out to the loop was not too shabby either.
I had a helluva weekend in 2005. We started at West Glacier on a Friday morning around 5:30 am. Hit the Loop trail up to Granite Park Trails cabin where my hiking partner had to be to work that morning. I met up with some folks and we set off to summit Gould. That evening I joined them for dinner and the next morning set off for a solo traverse of the Ptarmigan Wall Goat Trail. I arrived in Swiftcurrent just before dark to join friends for car camping complete with wine and gourmet food.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe