August 25th,2017 14:22
We were just about 5 miles into our hike on the Highline trail in Glacier when we stopped so I could wrap all the blisters that had formed on my feet. I remember standing on the rock, overlooking this view telling myself to never forget this moment. This was the first time in a long time I felt free, happy and truly myself again.
We soaked up the views and hit the trail for another 6 more miles of ‘fast’ limping in order to catch the last bus down the hill. We were both struggling hard, dusk was approaching us fast and the end of the trail was no where in sight. I tried to go ahead of my mom to catch the bus, but after hiking hard for a good hour I realized that I couldn’t leave her behind. I waited for her to catch up watching her fight for every step, knowing that we still had so much farther to go. I felt bad for dragging her along with me, I didn’t care if I hurt but it hurt me to watch her struggle.
We both finished the trail at 930pm, we had missed the bus by two hours. We were bloody, dirty, limping and writhing in pain but we finished that sucker and we finished it together, a moment and a memory I will never forget! #GNP #highline #Montana #neverstopexploring #roadtrips