Two Medicine Lake, at the beginning of our hike
Amber arrived on Saturday. On Sunday we went backpacking to No Name Lake in the Two Medicine valley, a 4.5 mile walk down the lake and then up the Dawson Pass trail. The campground only had two sites available, only recently uncovered by the melting snow. We found some moose tracks by the lake, but the only animals we saw were the pikas living in the eroded rock at the base of the near-vertical Pumpelly Pillar.
No Name LakeI fell asleep to the sound of the Swainson's thrush above the tent, but apparently Amber did not sleep terribly well. She woke me up at 5:20 AM and declared her desire to hike up to Dawson Pass. I needed to sleep for about three more hours before I could consider such a request. We ended up hiking to Twin Falls instead, which was (thankfully) downhill.
Beargrass blooming on the Dawson Pass Trail