15-06-27. Day 77. Trees – Mark Trail CDT
Hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015
There is nothing like sleeping by a babbling brook. Although we got up at 6:00 am it took us a while to eat and pack up due to the heavy dew. An easy price to pay to sleep in downtown South Pass City.
As we hike down main street we imagined a bustling town a hundred years ago. With gold flowing out of the mine, there was a lot of money readily changing hands. I took a picture of Moonwalker, the only inhabitant at 7:30 am on a Saturday morning. Times change.
I carried two and a half liters of water not knowing what to expect the streams to be like. Willow, Slaughterhouse, and Little Pine Creeks were all flowing so I guess water was going to be plentiful. Yea!!!
As we hiked, trees showered cool refreshing shade we so appreciated. Several meandering creeks needed to be forded and again we enjoyed the cold water soaking our feet. We ate a 11:00 first lunch and a 2:00 second lunch. We also hiked on a real trail through the woods you would imagine you would do on a traditional hike and the trail only lost us a few times. We stopped at Little Sweetwater River for tea and dinner and camped a mile further.
Past Little Sweetwater River, 17 miles.
We saw a family of Marmots, Pair of Ravens, and a few Antelope.
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