I slept really well but then with the price of the bed I should lol.
I put on the coffee machine much better with real milk.
I switched on the tv to catch the news and relaxed as I was in no hurry. Around 8ish I stuck a meal into the microwave.i had planned on eating both last night but then decided I had eaten enough so ill have it for breakfast with another coffee followed by two yoghurts and an orange .
Okay I still had stuff to go into my pack although it was full.
So I pulled it all out and started again,that’s better
Although there were still a few bits.its no good I’m going to have to leave them .
I did one last round of the room and yes I’m ready.but it’s only 9 so I’ll make the most of the room.
So one more coffee. Then u finished off the sprite then 30 minutes later finished off the milK
Okay now I’m ready.
I hoisted up my pack and left the room. I handed in my key changed my coins into notes and said goodbye.
It was pricey but I e joued my stay the front desk always knew my name and couldn’t do enough for me.
I walked across the road and took upmy hitching position.
Further up the road I could see two other hikers. Let’s see who gets a ride first……I lost lol
But then a ride. My driver had 7 dogs in the car all huskys. Mum & dad and 5 babies (16 weeks). He also has 14 more in Alaska.
He does mushing sled teams.
I was quite impressed. He dropped me at the trail head which was perfect
I thanked him and set off up the trail . It was now 11am so we will not do a great deal today.
The trail quickly turned into a skidoo trail but thankfully this one was flat not rutted like others.
It headed up but on a much gentler tract
Then it became road.im guessing this was the old main road. .
Half way up I stopped and looked around and behind me was Rabbit Ears. It’s a rock formation hi on a hill and is very famous.from my angle it doesn’t really look like ears but from other angles it does.
I followed the road up and eventually it came to another trail head and campsite. The trail now became a trail for a few yards before become a dirt toad for the campsite. The campsite was lush , nice pitches with a picnic bench.
And most were rented out. I t also had several lakes.
The trail became a trail again and headed away from.the campsite.
I met numerous prople waking and most were chatty like me lol.
Well I enjoy meeting people.
I pushed on as it was beginning to get warm.
I crossed over a do not use this bridge. And carried on up the trail.
The trail was a very gentle roller coaster and I felt I had a great pace. Although I was still stopping to chat to people.
Then I met a southbound hikers. I’m guessing he was flipflopping
Or finishing off a section.
Any way he gave me some great advice about wyoming.
I pushed on until I came to a cross roads.
I was just checking my app when another hiker caught me. He was from the Chez Republic.
I let him pass as my foot was hurting today around the ankle and as this part of the trail was badly cut up. It was making my foot worse.
But I kept him in sight as I followed him.eventually arriving at yet another trail head. As I headed down once again I passed about a dozen people going the other way. Many had fishing rods.
It was almost 2 pm so when I spotted a huge log. I called lunch. As I sat there still more people pased by . Then another hiker passed. We chatted for a few minutes before he headed off. He was soon followed by a girl out on her bike.
Okay snail let’s go. The trail still headed down. With the added fun of log jumping
I was eventually at the bottom. Hmm where does the trail go,?
But No they were right. I Soon came to lake 1 I tried to film but the mossies were having none of that so I fled. The next lake wasn’t so bad . So I took 5 mins.
Then I dotted a couple with their dog coming down from the other side. Once again we chatted for a while before heading on opposite directions. There were a few climbs then flat . Sounds perfect. But I take what I’m yd with a pinch of salt.
Further along the trsil my boxers and shorts seemed yo gave a disagreement so at the next water I dropped my pack to sort the issue. Done
I grabbed 1 litre as the next was in 5 miles and if I stopped before at least I could make a cuppa.
But the trail was still fairly level and I was feeling great. Thank god as the last few days i have had no energy or stamina.
Wow its 5.30 come on snail let’s try to get to at least 6.30 I pushed on thunder echoed nearby. great that’s all I need. But the rain held off.
Water fantastic I filled another Litre now I just need a flat spot .
EXCEPT… there were none so 6.30 came and went .it was just after 7 when I said fuck it the tents going up…..
I passed several tents and men wearing their bug nets.
I think its going to be a compromise!!!.
But then yes I can get mt tent in there.
But OMG It was buggy (Mossies)
I threw up my tent.checked myself and oack for mossies then got inside dragging in my pack
I soon had tea on and my tent organised
Mileage 15 not at all shabby