15-05-12.     Day 31.     The Nero – Mark Trail

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail

Mark Trail 2015 CDT

Mrs. Yang, the owner of the Del Prado Motel had errands to run so she said there was no hurry to be out of our room by 11:00 am. After hiking 5 20
mile days in a row I needed rest. We slept in till 7:00 am and went to Mc Ds for first breakfast. It is 3 Days to Ghost Ranch so I didn’t need to buy much food at the grocery store. We did have to buy 2 bottles of heet to get us to Chama which was a bummer.

We ate again and went to the Post Office to send some cards and gear I wasn’t using back home.. I also contacted Bront to send the ice ax, (black diamond whippet), micro spikes, and gaiters, to Chama. I ordered some capline long underwear from backcountry to be sent there too. Lots of busy work at it was time to leave town at 4:00 pm.

As we hiked out, one last stop at Subway for a sub. I couldn’t resist to buy an extra for later. Sourdough looked at birds and W and Alex cough up to us….

There was a storm forecast-ed with rain and snow. We could see it coming and as soon as the lightning started we stopped to camp.

Sourdough and I shared the sub and it was off to bed as the sound of rain hitting the tarp lulled me to sleep.

FS 95.  5.1 miles

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