7/24/15 Day 91 Pinedale to Knoll M1954.7 9200′

Tent – Nights Spent Alone: 10

26.8, 1694.3 Trip Miles

Mostly Sunny

Day’s of Snow: 8 – Day’s of Rain: 35 – Days of Hail: 17

# of Zero days: 10

Gila Crossings Final Total:  221

Tick Count: 4 (4 more crawling on me)

Wanted List

Mountain Goat

Grizzly Bear

Sasquatch

Black Bear

Bighorn Sheep

Velociraptor

Mountain Lion

Beaver

Unicorn

Wolf

Buffalo

Critter Count

4 Marmot

3 Squirrels

2 Chipmunks

2 Moose

1 Ground Squirrels

Totals

1) 533 Pronghorn*

2) 383 Elk*7

3) 200 Chipmunks *5

4) 167 Deer*2

5) 152 Marmot*4

6) 120 Lizards*6

7) 116 Wild Horses

8) 75 Squirrels *9

9) 56 Ground Squirrels

10) 52 Pika

11) 46 Cotton Tail Rabbits *8

12) 30 Prairie Dogs

13) 22 Horny Toads

14) 17 Jack Rabbit*3

15) 14 Moose

16) 8 Snakes

17) 5 Coyotes

18) 5 Moles

19) 3 Porcupine

20)  2 Fox

21) 2 Rattle Snakes

22) 2 Toads

23) 1 Badger

24) 1 Mouse

25) 1 Skunk

26) 1 Weasel

*184 from car, *2 – 48 from car, *3 – 1 from car, *4 – 2 from car, *5 – 1 off trail, *6 – 1 off trail, *7 – 9 from car, *9 – 1 from car

Another late night. I guess that’s to be expected when you hike 25+ miles and don’t start till around 10:45 am.

I’m going to keep it short. Slept okay inside, not great. Shitty continental breakfast (Sorry Jill), surprises at PO (Thanks Jill!), long hike back to CDT on side trail, then…

Knapsack Col happened. Words can’t describe the beauty I saw today. This might be the most beautiful spot I’ve every seen. Yes I said it. Today topped the San Juan Mountains. This little 13.8 mile alternate was non stop beauty. I’m not sure the CDT can top it. Glacier is yet to come so we’ll have to wait and see.

Today was a good day to be alive if you were me. Even the sunburn I got can’t bring me down. It was that good.

Scatman

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