7/9/15 Day 76, Lake City M2047.5  to Yurt M2056.2 11,871′

Yurt – Nights Spent Alone: 10

8.6, 1398.7 Trip Miles

Partly Sunny, Rain

Day’s of Snow: 7 – Day’s of Rain: 28 – 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 Chipmunk

1 Deer


1) 530 Pronghorn*

2) 246 Elk

3) 151 Chipmunks

4) 119 Lizards

5) 116 Wild Horses

6) 82 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 Toads

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

Last night this guy staying at the hostel left at 10 pm then came back at 11:30 pm and proceeded to make a shit ton of noise. He rustled plastic bags, clang dishes, left lights on, snored and more. I was livid.

I only slept till around 7 or so today. The morning was spent hanging out and eating. Rafiki and I went to the Cafe and had a pretty good breakfast. By 11:30 I had my food we were on the way back to the trail.

We only had 8.6 miles to go. We started in the sun and by the end it was raining. Lucky for us the yurt was open. CT Barbie who is on the Colorado Trail was with us but well behind us so she got really wet. Kelly (Scratchy) and his wife Elizabeth (Itchy) showed up even later. It’s a full house.

The rain hasn’t stopped and it’s now 8:08. I pray that it’s not raining tomorrow. We have 24.8 mile day planned with a lot of ridge line to walk. Almost no trees at all.


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