8/22/15 Day 120 – Trail Side Ditch M2709 to Lincoln M2733.7, 5627′

Motel  – Nights Spent Alone: 15

24.7,  2452.7 Trip Miles

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

5:58am to 4 pm

# 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

12 Chipmunks

3 Squirrels

3 Deer

Totals

1) 618 Pronghorn*

2) 448 Elk*7

3) 344 Chipmunks *5

4) 191 Deer*2

5) 154 Marmot*4

6) 145 Squirrels *9

7) 120 Lizards*6

8) 116 Wild Horses

9) 76 Ground Squirrels*10

10) 69 Pika

11) 56 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 in town, *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

We woke up to snow. I heard some light rain as I went to bed and saw a large thunderhead but never expected to see snow when I woke up. It was also insanely cold. Crazy thing is the night before I didn’t even zip up my sleeping bag all the way.

The day of hiking was pretty uneventful but the snow did clear the smoke from the air. The result was my first views in days and smoke free air to breathe. As we closed in on Roger’s Pass the terrain was great.

If you recall I was mistaken for a homeless person in Helena. Well today I went into the grocery store in Lincoln, my second time in an hour. I walked straight to the sodas and back to the front to checkout. I checked out and left. When I got outside Lott informed me the lady working there left what she was doing, went to the security camera station and change the cameras to follow me through the store.

Do I really look that bad? Does my appearance say I’m trouble or homeless? The worst thing I did in the store was to crop dust half the freezer isle.

Scatman

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