8/11/15 Day 109 – Saddle M2333.6 to Trailside Camp M2362.9 7923′

Tent  – Nights Spent Alone: 15

29.3,  2169.4 Trip Miles

6:03 to 8:30 pm

Day’s of Snow: 9 – Day’s of Rain: 39 – Days of Hail: 19

# of Zero days: 11

Gila Crossings Final Total:  221

Tick Count: 4 (4 more crawling on me)

Wanted List

Mountain Goat

Grizzly Bear

Sasquatch

Black Bear  – SPOTTED

Bighorn Sheep

Velociraptor

Mountain Lion

Beaver – SPOTTED

Unicorn

Wolf

Buffalo

Critter Count

8 Squirrels

4 Chipmunks

1 Deer

Totals

1) 618 Pronghorn*

2) 434 Elk*7

3) 286 Chipmunks *5

4) 176 Deer*2

5) 154 Marmot*4

6) 120 Lizards*6

7) 116 Wild Horses

8) 110 Squirrels *9

9) 65 Ground Squirrels*10

10) 57 Pika

11) 48 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) 4 Porcupine

20) Black Bear

21)  2 Mouse

22) 2 Fox

23) 2 Rattle Snakes

24) 2 Toads

25) 1 Beaver

26) 1 Badger

27) 1 Skunk

28) 1 Weasel -Long Tail

*259 from car, *2 – 48 from car, *3 – 1 from car, *4 – 2 from car, *5 – 2 off trail, *6 – 1 off trail, *7 – 9 from car, *8 – 3 off trail *9 – 1 from car, *10 – 5 off trail

Today was easy hiking and had some amazing views. I slept well and the day started cold but without condensation on tent!

We didn’t hike very fast today but no one seemed to care. At just shy of 30 miles I’d say it was a good day. I had some personal things on my mind so I was in a quiet mood, unlike yesterday where I was a chatter box.

We hiked through areas that reminded me of the Sierras. Sparse trees, lots of rock, small lakes and high surrounding peaks. It was a nice change from the open rolling sage covered mountains from earlier.

My back is hurting so that’s it, plus it’s well past hiker midnight.

Scatman

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