As I mentioned in a previous post, I ditched VANgo and retreated to a dog friendly hotel for air conditioning. So much for fleeing the Texas heat. I ended up in 100 degrees in Montana!?! As many say, at least it was dry heat. But when the sun doesn’t set until 10 pm, and it is over 90 degrees in the van in the shade with the windows and doors open for hours on end, dry heat is pretty hot!
Upon showering and enjoying the A/C, I’m reminded no to take such simple pleasures for granted. Some people still don’t have these modern conveniences.
Anyway, after a few nights in a hotel, I headed toward Bigfork, Montana to tackle Crater Lake. The 10.8 mile Crater Lake Trail is located 15 miles northeast of Bigfork in the Jewel Basin Hiking Area in Flathead National Forest. While only 15 miles away, it takes 45 minutes to get there as much of the drive is on a washboard, dirt road.HAPPY HIKING!