15-08-24      Day 135.   Keeping Focused – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015

20150823_204923Waking up in the Silver Dome dome was great. There was a strange glow all night. I had two cups of coffee since there was no hurry. East Glacier Park was thirty one miles away and there was no way I was going to hike that after hiking the wild Bob.

At seven AM. I strolled away from the silver beauties. I will remember them for a long time.

I started hiking along the Two Medicine River till the Elk Calf Mountain Trail Junction.

It looked like a pointless up and pointless down trail. There was the option to stay on the Two Medicine River Trail. They both meet up in eight to ten miles. Well I took the Elk Calf Mtn. Mistake trail. Up-Down-Up-Down…. You get it. Just another trail joke played on me…..

I had early lunch at 10:30 am. And a big snack at 2:00. At 3:30 I was at Summit Pass. I thought the Summit Inn was close by and I was ready for some real food. Unfortunately it was more than two miles away so I kept hiking.20150824_152424

20150824_195223My thoughts drifted to “After the hike plans”. Here, there, everywhere. I think a plan of no plans might work out for the best. Focus on East Glacier Park tomorrow. ….

Eight miles From East Glacier.
22.5 Miles

Saw Two Bull Moose in velvet….

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