8/12/15 Day 110 – Trailside Camp M2362.9 to Junction of Dirt Roads M2393.9 7900′

Tent  – Nights Spent Alone: 15

31,  2200.4 Trip Miles

6:03 to 8:30 pm

Day’s of Snow: 9 – Day’s of Rain: 40 – 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


Black Bear  – SPOTTED

Bighorn Sheep


Mountain Lion

Beaver – SPOTTED




Critter Count

6 Squirrels

4 Chipmunks

4 Elk

2 Pika


1) 618 Pronghorn*

2) 438 Elk*7

3) 290 Chipmunks *5

4) 176 Deer*2

5) 154 Marmot*4

6) 120 Lizards*6

7) 116 Wild Horses

8) 116 Squirrels *9

9) 65 Ground Squirrels*10

10) 59 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

Another morning without dew on the tent. I slept well but once I was moving I felt flat. My legs would eventually come around. It was the head that went flat later in the day.

Today was the toughest day of this section and hardest since the roller coaster out of Lima. The scenery was much nicer today though. It was kind like yesterday but more in the trees.

It was like 55 when we got up. The heat and lack of water later in the day really got me. I’m chugging water now even though I’ll be going to sleep very soon. The thunder jug will definitely be getting used tonight.

My phone finally ran out of memory. I had to erase some videos and pictures from earlier in the trip. I’ve taken over 4000 pictures and 340 videos.

Tomorrow we’re going into Darby, MT. I can’t wait to get a soda and some real food. I also need some supplies from the grocery store.

I can’t say much more as it was just a long, hot, dry day. Just one of those you put your head down and go.


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