Daily Miles: 13
Total Miles: 104
Our campsite last night was near a small stream, which meant a colder night. We both slept good, though, and got on the trail by 6:20. The day started with a steady climb for three miles. We got to over 11,000 feet of elevation. It didn’t seem like a hard climb and we were surprised when we made it to the top sooner than we expected.
The trail was pretty quiet for the first four hours. We only saw two other CT hikers. Once we got closer to the Brekenridge/Frisco road crossing, we started to see tons of mountain bikers. There must be a very popular loop for locals which involves the CT, because we easily saw forty bikers in about two hours.
We got to the road around noon and only had to wait about ten minutes for the free local shuttle to come by and bring us into Frisco. A friend from our Peace Corps Tanzania days, Andrew, lives in Frisco and offered to host us. We met up with him on Main Street as the local 4th of July parade was in full swing. As Andrew put it, it is like a little slice of America.
After the parade, we headed back to his place to relax, shower and do laundry. It has been great to catch up again with Andrew and to have a bit of town comforts after our first five days on the trail.