16-05-30 Day 64 Big Hole Pass – Mark Trail
Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
Erin, Alyce, and Lisa all met at Ely Minnesota’ s Outward Bound program. They are on a SEVEN month adventure paddling the longest river system to the Gulf of Mexico… We talked of paddling the Boundary Waters and adventuring…. The Beaver heart River and the Trans America.. Crossroads…
I was thinking of making some miles but with 11 mph winds in the face and two passes I was just let the day playout…
When I got to Dillon I knew I couldn’t make it the 50 miles to Jackson so I filled up with 3 liters of water so there was no pressure to make it anywhere…..
The climb to Badger Pass was as expected.. Wind and Elevation…. No worries….
It was getting late and nine miles to Big Hole Pass so I started looking for a place to camp at the same time thinking it would be nice to set up for a downhill ride into Jackson for breakfast.
As I was pedaling downhill there was a Hiker walking the road… Karen from Missoula was connecting two mountain ranges.. “What’s you name?” ” Mark Trail…. ” . I’ve read your blog on trail journals. … Really? … Very humbling. … I need to learn about off trail backpacking…. So much to learn….
As I got closer to the climb to Big Hole Pass the more I wanted to camp on top.. Push and there was an amazing place to rest for the night.. My favorite spot up above the road….
Twin Bridges, Mt to Big Hole Pass