7/23/15 Day 90 Falls Creek M1829 to Pinedale 7210′

Hotel – Nights Spent Alone: 10

16.2, 1667.5 Trip Miles

Mostly Sunny

Day’s of Snow: 8 – Day’s of Rain: 35 – Days of Hail: 17

# 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

4 Squirrels

4 Chipmunks

4 Ground Squirrels

1 Deer

1 Marmot

Totals

1) 533 Pronghorn*

2) 383 Elk*7

3) 198 Chipmunks *5

4) 167 Deer*2

5) 148 Marmot*4

6) 120 Lizards*6

7) 116 Wild Horses

8) 72 Squirrels *9

9) 55 Ground Squirrels

10) 52 Pika

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

It rained a few times last night pretty good. Enough so it woke me up. The results of course was packing a wet tent in the am. I didn’t get 100 yards from camp before I got rained on for this first time of many.

The hike to Elkhart Trail Head was tougher than expected. I also some how got behind when I was the first one out of camp. This meant I had to chase. I finally caught Andy and Rafiki at Photographers Point.

Twinkle started hiking down without us knowing. When we got to the TH he had been there an hour. His girlfriend drove us to Pinedale. Once in town Andy and I got Mexican, Rafiki went to the brewery and Twinkle and his girl Subway.

Eventually we all stayed at a hotel, the Lodge at Pinedale. Laundry, showers and packing were done. Later everyone but Andy went to the brewery for dinner.

Scatman

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