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15-08-30. Day 141. Wind, Rain, Road Walk – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015

Again I didn’t get eaten by a bear. St Mary Campground has an abundance of berries and the bears know it. No tent camping was allowed so we slept in Bean’s SUV.

We missed the 7:00 am shuttle back up the road to the Gunflint Trail head. So we waited an hour and toured the visitor center and an update on the fires. It also had a lot of history of the park and of past residents.

Gail, the shuttle driver, drove us up and soon we were road walking back to St Mary. Since it rained last night, the air was a lot clearer and cooler. I could feel fall in the air. 20150830_103740 We arrived at St Mary at 1:30 pm and promptly went to the restaurant for lunch. Storms moved in while we ate so plans to walk on were in question. I was I no hurry and had plenty of time to catch the train, plane ride back to Denver seven days from now.20150830_103905Bean drove us six miles out of town where we hitched back to St Mary to walk back to the car. Very Crazy…….Very.

ContactPhoto-IMG_20150831_090507As we were hitching, Gary and Autumn stopped and not only offered a ride, they offered a place to sleep and second dinner.    Words cannot discribe the joy in me……

Browning, Mt.   20 road walking miles

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