15-08-11.   Day 122.   Bear – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015

P1040988     I really dislike setting dates. I set dates/appointments for twenty seven years. I think I broke as many dates as I made. It made me feel terrible..No matter how hard I tried, I was always running behind. Finally I stopped setting dates and time.  I would call before I came. I would give a estimate as to a day but not a time. It was liberating. I try to avoid it as best as I can. I will need to set a date to get back to Denver to continue the hike. September 6th Amtrak leaves East Glacier and hopefully I will be on it. Now that I’ve set a date we will see what’s happens.

The hiking was wonderful. There was suppose to be a new section of trail near a section that leads to nowhere. Let me see…. Take that new trail ???? Is it the one that leads to nowhere??  I took the old trail to be safe. Gentle ups downs and arounds.

P1040985I cut my water a little to tight and had a couple of scares as I walked by a few dry springs but all in all great hiking.

Around a corner I saw an Elk with full rack and another corner a black bear that was brown. Go figure….

Hiked to 7:30pm and had a half of two Mountain House dinners. Then a brownie great day.

Above Elk Gulch, 27 Miles

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