a.k.a. Kate, Kate F
I stumbled across this forum, and since you seem to be a knowledgeable bunch of folks, I have a couple questions.
A friend and I are planning a backpacking trip (her first trip, although she is a well-seasoned day hiker, I have quite a bit of experience in the backcountry). I/we are thinking of the Dawson Pass-Pitikamin (sp?) Pass in the Two Medicine region of Glacier. The goal of the trip is to introduce her to backpacking. We want a nice and relaxed trip, lots of time to spend by the lake etc.
Is this trail a high-quality trail? From the trail books it seems ideal, challenging enough for both of us, but lots of opportunitites to kick back and relax; and we are planning on 3 days, 2 nights, so we can meander off if we see something interesting.
Any opinions on this trip? Or are there are other spectacular hikes in Glacier (east-side) we should consider? Coming from S. Alberta so we don't want to travel too far for a 3 day trip.
Thanks in advance!