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.