15-08-08.    Day 119.    Three MPH – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015

I didn’t sleep much. Storm lake is a big lake. Their voices carried all the way across the lake. What were they thinking.   P1040857  I set my camera to take pictures every 30 seconds it was a beautiful sunrise. I hiked to Twin Lakes..I should have slept there. I would have slept. Soon I was on a wide trail. Then dirt road to the trail head. Mountain bikers and locals were hiking up to the lakes. It was Saturday…

The hiking was mostly downhill all the way to Montana Highway 1. Ten highway miles to Anaconda. Forget camping near town, and hiking into town tomorrow, full speed ahead. The Ranch bar was five miles from town and I was ready for a cold drink. “Let me buy you a drink,  Anybody hiking that far” Tim said as he bought me a beer. I charged my phone and Tim asked if I wanted another. “Thanks. I have five miles left to hike”.  “Get a pork chop sandwich at Peppermint Patty’s.” he said as I walked out the door.P1040944 Anaconda reminded me of where I grew up. Small town with a Movie Theater that was still operating. Maybe I will see a movie….

Tracy at the Trade Winds was really helpful with tips as to where to go in town. I planned my day and went to bed.

Anaconda.   25 Miles

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