|Hard work, reaching the summit of Mount Helena|
I reached the trailhead again just before 9.30 am. The Montana Conservation Corps were doing some scheduled trail maintenance today. Thank you for that valuable work that you do!
A short rest, then it was time to head to the farmer's market downtown. At this point I was beginning to wish for a flying carpet or magical teleportation powers to take me home. A nice, fortifying breakfast (with a couple of scoops of ice cream - I'd earned it!) set me up nicely for the final leg, the 2.5 miles back to my apartment... uphill!
|From 4,200 down to 4,100, then up to 5,468 feet elevation|
Photos are available at https://goo.gl/photos/h6sz6JPvp71iGicQA.