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Begins: Jul 6, 2014
Date: Wed, Aug 13th, 2014
Start: Junction Creek
Daily Distance: 15
Trip Distance: 495.7
Entry Visits: 594
Journal Visits: 14,972
Guestbook Views: 747
Guestbook Entrys: 6
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A happy hiker
Up early to a soaked tent. Quite a rain last evening. No matter. Last
> day on the trail!
> Headed up the last 1000 foot climb. Spent today below treeline. No
> views, but the clouds and pending rain were ever present.
> The trail dropped into pretty aspen forest. Followed old logging roads
> much of the way.
> Then the trail contoured around the hillside, staying above a cliff band.
> Ended up at Gudy's Rest, a bench positioned at a viewpoint in honor of one
> of the founders of the trail.
> A quick drop down the cliff to the creek, which was followed to the end.
> Lots of day hikers and mountain bikers. Lots of side trails with the
> Colorado Trail not very well marked.
> I got lucky and found my way to the end. And there was my
> rescue...Yeahbut. A very happy reunion.
> I'd like to say something profound about this experience. Maybe in a few
> days when time and rest has allowed for reflection. For now, I am happy
> to be with Yeahbut, and warm, clean and fed.