Sittin' On Top of the World

Trip Start Oct 13, 2006
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Trip End Oct 16, 2006


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Flag of United States  , Montana
Saturday, October 14, 2006

It's cold, but oh, the sun is shining here, the air is shimmer blue. Elevation now 6,664 feet. Logan Pass. The Continental Divide. I park the car and we jump out quick, Andrew running here and there. I explain the significance of the Continental Divide. "If you pee over here, it goes towards the Pacific Ocean. But, if you pee over there, it goes towards the Mississippi River." But we can't pee at all, the Visitor Center is closed, the restrooms too. And people walking everywhere. Oh, there at the corner of the parking lot, some Honey Pots. "Where would that pee go?" asks Andrew now. Well eww. This is pretty funny, eh?

Pictures by the sign, Logan Pass. The Continental Divide. We can't go further east today, the road is blocked from here. We start to climb the hill, and see a meadow there, with grassy paths, and people hiking out across, some stairsteps there, going up the hill, another peak, I find a sunny rock and sit down with my camera there, Andrew wanders up the paths and down. I am sitting on top of the world, I think. I love this place, and Andrew loves it too.

When Matt and I were here in June 2001, snow was everywhere, and rain was pouring down. We never got beyond the parking lot, where we ate yesterday's pizza in the car, laughing at our shivering hands, trying to get cold pizza to our mouths. And now, October 2006, Andrew and I explore the meadow, the smell of summer's golden grasses in the air, while scattered purple flowers put on their last show. 
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