8/17/15 Day 115 – Anaconda M2501.1 , 5279′

Motel  – Nights Spent Alone: 15

0,  2307.6 Trip Miles

Day’s of Snow: 9 – Day’s of Rain: 42 – Days of Hail: 19

# of Zero days: 12

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


1) 618 Pronghorn*

2) 439 Elk*7

3) 314 Chipmunks *5

4) 183 Deer*2

5) 154 Marmot*4

6) 132 Squirrels *9

7) 120 Lizards*6

8) 116 Wild Horses

9) 76 Ground Squirrels*10

10) 69 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 Black Bears

20) 4 Porcupine

21) 3 Toads

22)  2 Mouse

23) 2 Fox

24) 2 Rattle Snakes

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 – 6 off trail

I woke up, ate breakfast, went to the PO and packed up. At the PO Lott and I ran into Karma and Maniac. They got the room next to ours. Toast did miles to make up what he missed and more. His schedule is more aggressive than Lott and I.

Finally around 1 pm Lott and I decided to hike out. We did only to turn around after a half mile. Bailey was limping badly and we decided to take a zero to let her rest.

Toast left shortly after we got back. We were sad to see him go. The rest of the day was spent resting. Bailey basically slept a day and a half.

Oh, I had McDonalds for the first time since 2004-5???

Better than going to McDonalds was adding B&E to my rap sheet. Lott and I wanted some steaks. I went online and search the area for a place to eat. I found one which we had walked by earlier in the day.

As we walked over to it I got the feeling they weren’t open. It looked dark inside. Then I remember the photos online looked dark and have it no mind. I grabbed the door handle and pulled. It opened right up. “Sweet! I thought.” I then reached for the inner door, it too swung right open. Before I could even enter I noticed the place was empty and not a single light was on. Lott asked what was the matter so I stepped aside.

Someone clearly forgot to lock up when they last closed. We exited and headed towards Main Street. No more than 20′ from the building and the alarm went off. We turned, laughed our asses off and kept walking. We kept looking back to see if the cops would show up. They never did while within eye sight of the restaurant.


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