15-07-14.    Day 94.    Hot Pools – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015

When you accept Trail Magic off trail there is always the question as to how do you get back on the trail. Moonwalker asked that before we said yes to dinner. Greg agreed to get up at 5:00 and drive us back. Amazing!!!

P1040043As I was packing up, I could not find my OR Foray Rain Pants… Oh Noo. A serious problem since they are my pants. My only pants. After looking in the bathroom and laundry room, Greg offered his size too big wind pants to my and I had to accept. It was cold and I needed pants.

We arrived at the trail-head at 6:15 and we sadly said goodbye and started hiking. We were hiking fast and came to Shoshone Lake by 8:15 am. There was suppose to be a chest high ford of the Lewis River but luckily only knee high.


Matt the SoBo

As we were climbing up 200 ft. Matt, a CDT flip flopper passed us hiking south. That’s number three we have seen. There will be the meeting of the guys I started with soon.. Can’t wait.

Moonwalker found a note on the maps where Union Geyser runs into the Shoshone Creek making very special place to soak. It took us a while to find it and it was well worth it. You had to mix the cold creek water with the boiling Geyser water to make if enjoyable.

P1040053We soaked and we’re back on the trail refreshed.


The next stop was Lone Star Geyser. As we were getting close we knew we were not going to make it to the next Campsite past Yellowstone Village. I was still sick and needed to see if I could get some help at the clinic. There were three campsites near Lone Star and we picked the one the farthest away thinking it might not be used. Although it was a little after 5:00, it gave us time to catch up on post cards and blog.


Moonwalker throwing the rope  for the bear bag.

OA3 Campsite.      19 Miles

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