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Lonehiker - Continental Divide Trail Journal - 2019

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City: Cheyenne
State: WY
Begins: Apr 19, 2019
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Aug 17th, 2019
Start: 1459.4
End: 1468.1
Daily Distance: 8.7
Trip Distance: 742.1

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 43
Journal Visits: 2,736
Guestbook Views: 25
Guestbook Entrys: 1

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Day 5 (38)

Very easy morning. Most exciting part of it was encountering the aggressive sheep dogs. Great Pyrenees. Second encounter I had to throw a rock in the direction of the alpha as he was getting pretty close. Got his attention and I hiked on.

(written from home) there had been a couple of comments in guthook referencing these dogs. So I was prepared for it but facing that size of dog up close and personal was definitely a bit of a rush. I didn't attempt to hit the dog with the rock but had seen a sheepherder on the Colorado trail use the same technique so I knew that just the motion would get his attention.

Got impatient waiting for a hitch. Basically there was zero traffic on hwy 70 that time of the morning. Called motel and owner knew someone who would shuttle me. Ironically after call there was a lot of vehicle traffic but who knows if they would have picked me up.

Toured the Grand Encampment museum.

Fairly pricey to eat in Encampment. For once I am not going to try for very early start. Should still be able to make Steamboat a day early?

Hikers seen on trail: noone

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