Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Day 17- almost Essex to East Glacier- 40 miles
Today was a shorter day. We stopped in Essex, 10 miles from our campground, and it was disappointing. No grocery store. One overpriced restaurant inside the kitschy hotel. Found a shady spot, stretched, ate some snacks, and went on our way. Five miles from Marias Pass we stopped in at a little cafe and had bowls of soup with the rest of yesterday's $20. Marias Pass was an easy little hill, one of the most beautiful passes, and giantly rewarding- we crossed the continental divide! Water is now flowing east. It's all downhill from here.