15-08-06.   Day 117  Anaconda Pintler Range – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015

It’s a wash if I have coffee when I get up or hike two hours when it comes to time. I felt like coffee so coffee it is.

P1040802At 6:20 am I was off and running. I should have put on plastic shopping bags into my Topo Trail runners. The grass was wet from either dew or yesterday’s rain. My feet were soaked and cold…..again.

P1040783It was a day of ups and downs. I’m hiking the Anaconda – Pintler range..so the terrain change was expected.  Up to Pintler Pass, 8,700 ft. Down to Johnson Lake, 7,700.  Joan and Jim who were day hiking from somewhere five miles away, stopped by while I was eating  lunch by the lake.  It was nice to talk to a human since it was day three on the trail with no human interaction. Back on the trail I hiked up to Rainbow Pass, 9,000 ft. Then down to Rainbow Lake 8,300 ft  and even farther down to 7,400 ft. Then up to some unnamed pass, 8,600 ft and to Warren Lake, 8,400 ft for the night. Whoa…….

20150806_155407Warren Lake, 20 Miles

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