15-09-11. Day 152. Climbing up – Mark Trail CDT

Hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015

IMG_9776 The frost was heavy on my tent since we were in the open and down low next to Grizzly Creek and the road. I called out at 5:30 am to wake the boys…..Not a sound. I hooted Cock-a-doodle-do as I started the road walk back into the mountains.

The hike was mostly on dirt forest service roads as I climbed from 8,300 ft to 11,500 ft. back up to the Divide.  I passed a few hunter camps and guys posing as hunters just to get outdoors for a few days.20150911_175736

The views were wonderful as I hiked along the Rabbit Ears Range and around Sheep Mtn. I found a special spot to camp at 11,000 ft in the middle of the trail where the wind was blocked and I could watch the sunset and sunrise…No Grit, Face, or Patch

20150911_193434Past Sheep Mtn. 26.5 Miles

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