Cold chilly morning washing up.  Packed up quick and hit the trail.  Saw a group of elk and a pair of coyotes on my never ending road walk.  Couple of the scarce cars stopped by and asked if I had water.  Didn’t want to carry any more weight.  I was getting low on water, but knew I could make it 4 more miles on nothing.  Made it to a small stream running down the mountain and filled up.  There was plenty of cow tracks and poop upstream.  I now had no other choice and partially regretted not taking a liter or two.  Kept gaining elevation a couple more miles and took a break at the top.  Took a brief nap before heading down in the wrong direction.  Had to bush wack to get back up 1,000 feet to find the trail.  After a quarter mile I dropped all the way back down go back down.   Kept winding thru the trees before coming to a murky cattle pond.  Filtering water gradually keeps taking longer and longer, with all the cattle water.  Smashed out four more miles and found a hawk feather.  Partially caught the sunset, and set up my tent in the dark.  Hard night of setting up my tent with the temps feeling like 29 degrees.

danfromjapan

Author danfromjapan

More posts by danfromjapan

Leave a Reply