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

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
Start: 1468.1
End: 1489.0
Daily Distance: 20.9
Trip Distance: 763.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 40
Journal Visits: 2,709
Guestbook Views: 25
Guestbook Entrys: 1

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Day 6 (39)

For much of the last 5 days I have been re-hiking sections I've hiked solo in the past or with a friend (Marv). So tomorrow, and this afternoon actually, will be new territory. Interesting that years ago I had thought that a trip had taken me to the CO/WY border. Not the case by several miles. A bit of history, some of today's later miles followed the Center stock driveway. Saw a couple of placards with one being legible after all these years. Was nostalgic hiking Huston Park Wilderness. Has been 25 years since I hiked the area.

Tried to hitch out of Encampment but no luck. Couple stopped to talk with me but nobody was heading my way. Owner of the motel/restaurant swung by and gave me a ride up. Perfect weather so hiked late. Think tomorrow will be similar so hope to get decent mileage again.

Camped on WY/CO border solo/ near water.

Hikers seen on trail: nobody

Written afterwards. around 2:30 am I had to run a bear out of my camp. I started hearing him/her about an hour earlier. Must have dozed off as when it rolled a log near my tent it startled me awake. Yelled, clapped hands, and shined headlamp at it and it casually turned to the left and wandered off. Then had a doe in camp. I think she was licking where I urinated. When I would roll over she would scamper away but then come back after a bit. I wasn't too concerned and slept much better as I knew if she was near that there wasn't any predators close.

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