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Friday, 10 July 2015

Kootenai Lakes

Waterton National Park, Alberta

We decide to drive up to Waterton Lake in Alberta for the day.

I book us on the International, with a 10AM departure and a 2:35PM return. The International is an American registered wooden passenger vessel built in 1927 by the Great Northern Railroad company. In the winter they pull it up in Goat Haunt, Montana. It goes on railroad tracks into a boathouse on the American side of the lake.The International is certified for 149 passengers. It makes the seven mile trip from Waterton to Goat Haunt, Montana four times a day.

When we dock in Goat Haunt, two uniformed American customs and border patrol (CBP) agents get off first and check our passports so we can take the hike south to Kootenai Lake.

Before the boat leaves Waterton, we have time for breakfast. I order a Belgian Waffle.

The six mile hike to Kootenai Lake passes some very good moose habitat. I won't lie to you. We didn't see any.

This moose is from another trip....I could almost just start skipping these trips and mail in a report from stock photos....but that would be wrong....

The Prince of Wales lodge in Waterton was also built by the Great Northern Railroad Company....

Lots of wildflowers.

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