7/8/15 Day 75, Lake City M2047.5 8699′

Ravens Rest Hostel – Nights Spent Alone: 10

0, 1390.1 Trip Miles

Cloudy, Rain

Day’s of Snow: 7 – Day’s of Rain: 27 – Days of Hail: 13

# of Zero days: 7

Gila Crossings Final Total:  221

Tick Count: 4 (4 more crawling on me)

Wanted List

Mountain Goat

Grizzly Bear


Black Bear

Bighorn Sheep


Mountain Lion



Critter Count



1) 530 Pronghorn*

2) 246 Elk

3) 150 Chipmunks

4) 119 Lizards

5) 116 Wild Horses

6) 81 Deer**

7) 74 Marmot****

8) 50 Squirrels

9) 46 Ground Squirrels

10) 41 Cotton Tail Rabbits

11) 30 Pika

12) 30 Prairie Dogs

13) 22 Horny Roads

14) 17 Jack Rabbit***

15) 11 Moose

16) 8 Snakes

17) 4 Coyotes

18) 5 Moles

19) 2 Fox

20) 2 Porcupine

21) 2 Rattle Snakes

22) 2 Toads

23) 1 Mouse

24) 1 Skunk

25) 1 Weasel

*181 from car, **3 from car, ***1 from car, ****2 from car

Jill’s phone was off an hour so instead of going off at 3:15 it went off at 2:15 am. She was planning on bagging one of the few 14ers she had left. As it turned out her friend Kevin got a flat and without a spare they decided venturing into the backcountry wasn’t a great idea. So the whole phone mishap was for nothing. They ended up driving back to Durango around 4:15.

The rest of the day I slept in till 8:20, got breakfast, found Rafiki and another hiker, CT Barbie doing the the CT and her friend Charlie, had lunch, walked to the outfitter, hung out more, had dinner followed by more hanging out.

Another thrilling zero day on the CDT. Tomorrow I will hit the 1400 mile mark. This means half way! I’m also entering the San Juans.


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