Blogging has taken a backseat to hiking and general town debauchery. I was in Helena for over 24 hrs and somehow managed to completely forget about all things blogging. Maybe I'll get my act together and get some blogs posted in Lincoln. I'm also told there are a few days missing here and there, not really sure why that is happening.
Helena was pretty cool, small town feel and lots of trail magic. A guy named Rick that previously knew Mountain Spice showed up at MacDonald Pass soon as she showed up. He gave us a soda and drove us to the PO in Helena. Then another friend of Spice picked us up from the post office and took us to her house. By that time Sam and Picker walked up and came along. Kelsey hiked the AT with Spice and was awesome. She had a nicely refurbished cabin in the back yard that we slept in. She also treated us to a solid veggie enchilada dinner.
Afterwards it was a wild night. We had already been at the brewery all afternoon and brought a couple growers back to the house. We walked back to a pool hall and met up with G and Delightful. Pool, pitchers, and more bars. Eventually my liver failed and I made my way home, everyone else stayed out until the wee hours of the morning. Man I'm getting old. We slept in until forever and getting out of town was tough, think herding cats.
We left town in a light rain and it's supposed to keep getting worse. Thunderstorms are predicted for day 3. We met up with G, Funk and Delightful on trail. Sam and Picker, who asked to be mentioned in the blog, made some tasty as hell trail fajitas and we all feasted. It's been a pretty good day and the trail is finally starting to get fun. Maybe too much fun, it's too bad it will all be over in a few days.