After packing everything up, we went for a fairly quick hike up to Norton Lake. Was really wanting to do a longer hike to Sawtooth Lake but there was a pretty hefty fire nearby, and I'm not really a fan of low visibility and smoke. So, that's on the to-do list for next time. Norton was really pretty -the water was a really nice blue/green. And I heard yet more pikas! Got in the lake, which is always a stupid decision at 8500 feet but some attempt at 'bathing' was necessary at that point. Not the coldest water I've been in, but it was definitely brutal, oh yeah.
Hiked back down and started driving north. Had to put on the brakes for a big ol' badger casually crossing the road. Made it to Sula, MT around 10pm. Abc Wednesday (N=Norton Lake), Watery Wednesday Outdoor Wednesday Weekend Reflections