Day 22 Segment 6/5/4

27.0 Miles 3,716ft Elevation Gain


I cowboy camped in a beautiful little tree shrouded nook with east facing views. The morning sun rose and warmed me up while I got an early start to the day.  Cowboy camping has its perks — I was packed up and on the trail in no time. 


It was a toasty day and this section was pretty dry. I high fived a group of trail runners as they passed me. Tortoise and the Hare. 


Towards the end of the day I walked down a very long, and unusually straight valley. My hip was giving me a lot of grief but I trudged on hopping to see some wildlife before sunset. 


No animals... I was bummed. I enjoyed the sunset over a warm cup of Ramen. I don't know what they put in that stuff - I never tire of it. It's my dinner of choice in the backcountry 


The moon rose over tomorrow mornings climb. The night sky was bright and I had trouble falling asleep. I sat in my sleeping bag and browsed old photographs. Mountain, mountain, marmot, mountain...