6 mi ::
Overcast, rainy afternoon
Today we travel across the ‘bench’ region of the Winds, where glaciers have left many lovely lakes. We pass the Lightning Lakes, then meet the Continental Divide Trail at Dream Lake. At Bob’s Lake we break for lunch, and a light rain starts to fall. The rain gets steadily heavier as we pass Sandpoint Lake.
When we reach Middle Fork Lake the rain lightens and we scout for a campsite. The rain returns before we have the tents up, with a cold wind. Ann and I manage to cook and eat dinner through the open doors of our tent.