15-09-23 Day 164 Breaking 100 miles – Mark Trail CDT
Hiking the Continental Divide Trail
Mark Trail CDT 2015
I loved my campsite. The stars were twinkling brightly.. It was supposed to rain, it didn’t and I wasn’t going to complain. Regular routine and I was hiking at 5:45am.
I hiked to Texas Creek where you could hike your choice of two routes. Old/New. Same milage so I picked old…I should have picked new. I think it would have been more scenic and less ATV trails.
Along Texas creek, Glenn, Sandy and Matt were base camped for hunting. “Any coffee left?” I asked. Another beginning to a great day. Sandy served me leftover ham, pancakes, bacon, and coffee…I was truly blessed…. Cheers……
I forded Texas Creek with some rocks and logs. My feet got a little wet but not like yesterday’s ford coming out of Twin Lakes..Then the Rollercoaster began, up and down, around Mirror Lake. Then the trail climbed to Tin Cup Pass, 12,154 ft. I was happy to be on the other side as the sun set…..North Fork Chalk Creek, 30 Miles
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