15-05-30.   Day 49.   Wolf Creek Pass – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail

Mark Trail CDT 2015

The ice was just starting to crystallize in my water bottle as I squeezed it into my pot to heat. The birds were having a cheep fest and the sun was up. At 6:15 we started down FS 390 looking for a spot to cross Pass Creek so we could hike cross country up to HY 160 to Wolf Creek Pass. The creek was full of snow melt and roaring.

While we were making a plan, She-ra comes hiking up the road in the opposite direction, also looking for a place to cross.. We shared our previous days adventures and decided to hike 390 east to HY 160 and six miles west up to the pass.

At 10:30 am we met Whip Tail,  who hiked the PCT with She-ra in 2006. He drove us to Pagosa Springs for lunch and then to Durango.

The Band                         First Man, Shera, Restless, #2                       It was Tail’s birthday and he was playing with his Bluegrass Band at the Balcony Bar that (Saturday) night. First Man and I were staying with Rusty, the amazing fiddle player. We had a front row seats and unwound from the five days in the wonderful Colorado snow

Wolf Creek Pass/Durango Co. 10.5 miles

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