“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost”- Moose Tracks Trail & Swift Current Chairlift!

Today was our last day in Big Sky, Montana, and we had a nice relaxing morning and afternoon- a good change in pace after yesterday’s splashing adventure!

After sleeping in a bit this morning, we got up and took the beautifully long chairlift ride about halfway up the slope of the Lone Mountain Peak.  The view was just gorgeous as we rose about 9,175 feet in elevation!  When we got to the top of the Swift Current Line, we disembarked, and after looking around at the incredible town below us, we soon located the Moose Tracks Trailhead and were on our way!  The walk down the slope was about 2.4 miles (one way) and I was continuously thankful that we had ridden up instead of trying to hike up AND down!  It wasn’t difficult to imagine a Moose or even a bear traipsing through the woods just in front of us, but unfortunately, we didn’t see any wildlife aside the occasional pika (a pika is a squirrel-like rodent that looks kind of like a chipmunk).

Nevertheless, it was a beautiful hike and after a nice lunch in the room, a long visit to the hot tub downstairs, then some time well-spent in the gift shop, here I sit, admittedly a little drowsy, and looking forward to a great rest of the day in Montana!

 

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