15-08-18. Day 129. Straight Line Creek – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking the Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015

P1050200 Normal morning, Coffee, Banana, hike. The clouds were pouring over the peaks. Soon I was in the clouds with cold strong winds. The cold wind would cool my glasses and the moisture coming out of the neck of my rain coat fogged my glasses. Between my foggy glasses and being in the clouds, I couldn’t see a thing. Then I lost the trail …..  I rely on Backcountry Navigator to locate myself time and time again. I have no idea how you could hike this trail without it.

Soon I was descending to  Black creek and the Dearborn River. I followed the Drearborn river up stream to where Welcome Pass come together. Straight Line Pass then Straight Line Creek. It was really in a straight line.  The hiking was much easier than yesterday and I was making up for yesterday’s slow day.

P1050212  I found a flat spot near Green Fork Guard Station and quickly fell asleep……After I blogged this.

Near Green Fork Guard Station. 27 miles

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