7/21/15 Day 88 Sage Field M1774 to Shoulder on Texas Pass 10710′

Tent – Nights Spent Alone: 10

24.6 1623.2 Trip Miles

Partly Sunny then rain

Day’s of Snow: 8 – Day’s of Rain: 34 – Days of Hail: 16

# of Zero days: 10

Gila Crossings Final Total:  221

Tick Count: 4 (4 more crawling on me)

Wanted List

Mountain Goat

Grizzly Bear

Sasquatch

Black Bear

Bighorn Sheep

Velociraptor

Mountain Lion

Beaver

Unicorn

Wolf

Buffalo

Critter Count

8 Marmots

6 Chipmunks

6 Squirrels

Totals

1) 533 Pronghorn*

2) 383 Elk*7

3) 185Chipmunks *5

4) 165 Deer*2

5) 138 Marmot*4

6) 120 Lizards*6

7) 116 Wild Horses

8) 59 Squirrels *9

9) 52 Pika

10) 46 Cotton Tail Rabbits *8

11) 46 Ground Squirrels

12) 30 Prairie Dogs

13) 22 Horny Toads

14) 17 Jack Rabbit*3

15) 12 Moose

16) 8 Snakes

17) 5 Coyotes

18) 5 Moles

19) 3 Porcupine

20)  2 Fox

21) 2 Rattle Snakes

22) 2 Toads

23) 1 Badger

24) 1 Mouse

25) 1 Skunk

26) 1 Weasel

*184 from car, *2 – 48 from car, *3 – 1 from car, *4 – 2 from car, *5 – 1 off trail, *6 – 1 off trail, *7 – 9 from car, *9 – 1 from car

All I can say is I’m super tired tonight. The three days off, lack of sleep and high elevation was a triple threat and it kicked my butt.

I’m going to keep this short but the Cirque of Towers is amazing. I’m about three quarters through the 21 mile alternate and it’s been heavenly. It reminds me of the Sierras a lot.

There are granite peaks surrounding you almost the time. Some have huge vertical rock faces while others are piles of boulders or small scree.

I’m so tired I can’t think straight. I’ll finish tomorrow…

Scatman

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Get out there!

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