Like I said the divide is up high and the terrain has been difficult. I feel like we've been on a steep roller-coaster. I like riding roller coasters, but feeling like you're hiking on one for over twelve hours a day is exhausting. But we got a ride into town this morning at nine thirty and are taking the remainder of the day to rest before returning to the trail in the morning.
Even though the last stretch was somewhat difficult, this area is beautiful. We've been seeing lots of deer, elk and some moose. Yesterday as we were hiking we saw some sheep coming over the hill towards us and for over ten minutes we watched them, thousands of them, walking by us down hill to new vegetation. We were told that they use this area for the sheep to graze, but I had no idea the numbers that were in one area!
We've been passing a lot of sobo (southbound hikers) in the last week or two. I think we've counted fifteen who are headed south so far. These hikers start in Glacier in mid June to early July and will not reach Mexico until probably November. It's been great to meet them on the trail, hear their stories and swap trail info anout water, terrain etc.
The pictures below are from the Wind River Range in Wyoming, until now. Enjoy, the Winds were beautiful and there are some neat pictures from Yellowstone too.
|Heading into the Winds- Little Sandy Lake|
Leaving the Winds
The Green river-appropriately named
BIG CDT sign!
Welcome to Yellowstone
Welcome to Idaho!
Just another grizzly print-next to size 11 mens shoes!
Lots of sheep near the divide