The question isn’t who’s going to let me; It’s who is going to stop me.
– Ayn Rand
Spring Creek Pass to Mineral Creek
Beacon again generously gave us a ride back to the trail head. Silly is hiking this next section ahead solo and fast. It was strange saying good-bye and watching him hike away. Hiking solo is a whole other animal. It will be interesting to hear his stories when we all get back together in Salida in 6 days.
The first part of the hike today was through bright green groves of aspens. Trekking uphill in Colorado’s high elevation still makes me short of breath and a bit dizzy. It isn’t fun being the slowest on the uphill. Embarrassing really. Wired and I looked at the maps for tomorrow and we are going down to 10,000 feet elevation. That will be a nice change.
I haven’t really talked about gear or food on the CDT yet. If you have followed my trail journals in past summers, you will recall that I try to add what my take is while using the gear on trail. This is the first tip and it comes from Wired.
To tell which way your head should go when pitching your tent, just lay down on the spot you are thinking of placing your tent and see how it feels. This really does work.