8/18/15 Day 116 – Anaconda M2501.1 to Trail Side Camp M2623  , 8019′

Tent  – Nights Spent Alone: 15

34.4,  2342.0 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

Sasquatch

Black Bear  – SPOTTED

Bighorn Sheep

Velociraptor

Mountain Lion

Beaver – SPOTTED

Unicorn

Wolf

Buffalo

Critter Count

8 Elk

7 Chipmunks

5 Deer

4 Squirrels

2 Cotton Tails

2 Jack Rabbits

1 Snake

Totals

1) 618 Pronghorn*

2) 447 Elk*7

3) 321 Chipmunks *5

4) 188 Deer*2

5) 154 Marmot*4

6) 135 Squirrels *9

7) 120 Lizards*6

8) 116 Wild Horses

9) 76 Ground Squirrels*10

10) 69 Pika

11) 50 Cotton Tail Rabbits *8

12) 30 Prairie Dogs

13) 22 Horny Toads

14) 18 Jack Rabbit*3

15) 14 Moose

16) 9 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 was up till midnight watching tv. Ugh!

We got up a little before 7 am, hit the continental breakfast then started hiking at 7:30 am. Bailey was impossible to control. She had the most energy of all three of us.

The day was long but didn’t feel like it or like we did 34 miles. It was 90% road, both paved and dirt. We didn’t hit trail till 4 pm and that was mile 23 or so. We had 30 miles in by 6 pm. We walked in fields and dense forests of skinny pines. Lots of new trail and not much for views due to the 80 wild fires out here in the west.

Right now I know both the southern half of Glacier is blocked off and the west side of Waterton Lake is closed and that is where I finish. There are also fires in the Bob and other areas just north of Helena which I’ll be at Thursday. There could be a lot of road walking in my future.

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