Daily Miles: 22
Total Miles: 1126
It was such a nice temperature for sleeping last night. Even though it wasn’t really cold when we were packing up, we both had on our wind clothes and mittens when we started out. We figured the extra layer wouldn’t stay on long and that was correct…we were ready to shed the clothes within twenty minutes.
The morning started with several quick climbs and descents. As we came out of our last descent, the landscape really started to change. Instead of rocky peaks with little vegetation, all of a sudden we were in grassy rolling hills. The quick change was rather surprising.
The trail was pretty quiet today. We had the trail entirely to ourselves for the first four hours, and then we started to see other hikers. But we probably saw less than ten people all day…a big change from the last few days when we were on the side trail to Pinedale.
This evening after we had eaten dinner and were walking our final few miles of the day, we could see some big, dark grey clouds in the sky. We even heard some thunder as we tried to make it to camp before any rain came. Luckily, we were able to set up our tarps and hammocks well before the rain started. Now, we can enjoy the rain from the comfort of our sleeping bags, hanging safely under our tarps.