7/22/15 Day 89 Shoulder on Texas Pass to Falls Creek M1829 10282′

Tent – Nights Spent Alone: 10

28.1, 1651.3 Trip Miles

Mostly Sunny

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

9 Chipmunks

9 Marmots

9 Squirrels

5 Ground Squirrels

1 Deer

Totals

1) 533 Pronghorn*

2) 383 Elk*7

3) 194 Chipmunks *5

4) 166 Deer*2

5) 147 Marmot*4

6) 120 Lizards*6

7) 116 Wild Horses

8) 68 Squirrels *9

9) 52 Pika

10) 51 Ground Squirrels

11) 46 Cotton Tail Rabbits *8

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

Another long day but not as hard. I met two hikers last night who were camped with Rafiki, their names were Handy Andy and Twinkle. Today I saw their packs or should I say lack there of. Both have packs smaller than most school children. I spent most of my day figuring out what to get rid of in Pinedale.

I need to get my pack weight down as my back has been hurting at the end of every day. I have two compressed vertebrae from crashing my quad and they get sore.  I think I can drop a decent amount in Pinedale, then I’ll switch to the pack I started with, the Gossamer Gear Mariposa. All in all I’m hoping its 4-5 lbs.

My day was visually stunning. The Wind River range is very much like the Sierras.

Scatman

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