“Make your feet your friend.” – J.M. Barrie
July 6, 2015
Mile 2154 to Trout Creek (mile 2174)
After a great night’s sleep, even though we didn’t actually use our sleeping bags…too warm, we headed out loaded with coffee and energy bars.
Just a couple miles in, Bryn came walking on the trail toward me looking funny. She quietly and calmly said there were 2 bear cubs on the trail! How cool is that? Turns out mama bear was with them, thank goodness. We both made a lot of noise and all three scampered away. Brown and beautiful.
All day the terrain featured gentle ups and downs in thick forest. It felt like we were traveling through forbidden and cursed dark woods.
It seems all the decisions we make are around water and where we can find it. So far all of the seasonal streams are lightly running and main streams are really low levels. Bryn has become the map person, checking out water sources, camping, and elevation. Halfmiles’s maps and iPhone app has been user friendly and very accurate. She has a great sense of the land and her surroundings.
Our day ended with a dip in Trout Creek and rinsing out our sweat soaked clothes. Glorious.