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Begins: Jul 6, 2020
Date: Mon, Aug 3rd, 2020
End: 2638.37 halfmile
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I got home from finishing California and I decided I shouldn't let my
conditioning go to waste so here I am heading to the Northern Monument.
Yesterday I drove to Hart's Pass and camped near the guard station in the
campground. I had checked out Meadows Campground but it was a little too
windy plus there were weird noises coming out of the burned trees. Likely
I was going to cowboy camp but a few mozzies got me to set up my tent. It's
a good thing because at some point I woke up to a noise I hadn't heard in
awhile...rain. It wasn't hard but it would have been too much for the
cowboy in me.
I did close to 18 miles today and I feel it. Fortunately it's been under 65
degrees all day.
I passed 4 folks going southbound. Two of them said to NOT camp at Hopkins
Lake because the goats hang around stomping around where folks pee. Like
I remember that from hiking the Bailey Range in the Olympics. They would
not go away.
Frank Trujillo commented that it was better than TV.
It's about 12 miles to the border which should be easy and except for the
ups it's all downhill.
Returning from the border shows all up but not steep..we'll see.
Dona and I and Frank did this from Canada in the 1980s. The trail between
Woody Pass and Rocky Pass is familiar as the trail had been relocated to
avoid a dangerous section. I remember big signs warning folks. The old
section has pretty much disappeared under avalanche debris and no signs.
That's about it for today.
The mozzies are out. No deet for me or headnet. I have both but they aren't
horrible..not behind the glasses yet!