Foot and Float 2019 Report

Well we did It! 500plus miles on foot and afloat to raise awareness that although WE HAVE RARE DISEASE -RARE DISEASE DOESN’T HAVE US and to raise money to start new Ben’s Friends Communities.

We started the night before departing for Glacier National Park. McKenna caught her first West Slope Cutthroat Trout:

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You Can’t Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd!

Nothing cooler than running into the main herd at the National Bison Range. Nothing WORSE than to have a tire blow out in the middle of the herd and change it with this suspicious fella supervising:

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Then we meet our camp mascot, George (who never left us) Could be because our camp Cook was amazing - She even made cinnamon roles one morning:

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Or our Hilne trail Mascot “Iris” who kept a good eye on us:

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Then there is always the detailed NPS Maps showing you the best place to ford the Flathead river (not):

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But Avalanche lake was spectacular:

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Always be prepared to change your Route:

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You might even find something like this:
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or this:

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or even this:

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Speaking of bears. Seenie left with paw Prints on her back window and Juli with scratches on the hood of her car that appeared during the night. Me THINKS they had a secret stash of food???:


Water was low butwe still managed to find some rapids (our whole team minus the little ones and their Mom):

This year’s trip was a success and we are already planning next year’s. But forst a week of cleaning and sorting equipment. We are thinking someplace with Hot Springs. We met our milage goal but fell a bit short of our financial goal. But there is still time for you or your network to participate at:

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