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15-07-02.      Day 82.    Fording Lakes – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015

We were hiking at 5:45 am. There was some animal moaning all night. It sounded like it was caught in a trap.. Every fifteen minutes….eeeekkkkk—–!

Moonwalker came hiking back towards me. “What’s up?” As I looked to the left, hundreds of Elk were grazing. Hundreds. Then the moaning. It was the Elk, crying from being bitten by the mosquitoes all night long

By 6:30 am we were fording creeks, Sheep’s Creek, Raid Creek, South Ford Boulder, and lots more. Lakes: Cross, Raid, Dream, Bobs, Sandpoint, Howard, North Fork, August, Rambaud. Lots of lakes.. And lots of mosquitoes. .. Amazingly we had lunch without mosquitoes, but only at lunch. It was a miracle.

We hiked till 5:00 pm, made spaghetti and set up the tent to eat in. At 6:15 we looked at the map and not a lot of options for camping ahead so we stopped.

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A mile Past Fall Creek.  18 miles

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