It pays to be resourceful, flexible and determined. After arriving in Waterton at 10:00am, we headed straight to the campground only to find out we were #33 on the wait list for a campsite. The Warden said it would be in our best interest to immediately get going in search of another place to stay other then any close by campgrounds or hotels in Waterton. We figured it didn't hurt to check out Waterton first, lucky for us we were able to secure a room for two nights and I could use the certificate I won in February to cover a portion of the cost.
We quickly checked in and then just as quickly, headed out the door to begin our hike . We picked an easy hike as by now it was already noon time. We hiked across the town site then started up the trail to Bertha Lake. By now the rain turned to drizzle, the temperature began to rise and the sky started to open up but only a tiny bit. The trail in areas was lush, over grown and by the time we got to the other end of this section, we were totally soaked from the moisture on the bushes.
The Prince of Wales Hotel sits on the hill just behind us.
We watched a rescue off Bears Hump.
We enjoyed the sights as the sun set.
I was thankful for my friend being relentless in making sure we found a place to lay our heads tonight.
We did some pre-organizing for our big day tomorrow, then called it a day.