Daily Miles: 13
Total Miles: 1363
Last night was probably our warmest night on the trail. It is pretty crazy to think of the temperature swings in the area. Less than a week ago, we had ice on our tent and in a few days, snow is expected. But this morning was very warm.
We continued to see a lot of hunters today. Most were driving by us in quads or four-wheelers…only one was walking on the trail. We have seen zero elk and only three deer since leaving the Winds. There must be a lot out in the woods though, because there are a lot of hunters coming to this area.
Since we only had 13 miles to hike today and two full rest days ahead of us, we didn’t really feel rushed to get into town today and we took several long breaks in the shade. Also, since we were getting into town a day early, that meant that we had extra food we could eat, so we always seemed to be snacking on something.
We made it down to the road by 1:30pm and started hitching. We only had to wait a few minutes before getting a ride. The couple had actually already driven by us, but then turned around and picked us up. We continue to be grateful for all the quick hitches we have gotten this summer.