Week 6 – Darby MT to Leadore ID

This week we started seeing a bunch of NOBO hikers (north-bound), who had started at the Mexican border back in April. It was fun crossing paths and meeting them, even if only for a few minutes!

Day 39: (August 7th)

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TopShelf really wanted a photo in front of our cabin.
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Just 5 miles out of town, and we find trail magic! Thank you Avo & Gabs!!
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I love the name of this beer. “Montucky”
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We had a campfire! They rarely happen on the trail, which makes them extra special occasions. And Bard has brought music!

Day 40: (August 8th)

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Hee hee.
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I packed out a beer, and I got it cold in a creek that we stopped at for lunch. And the beer has the perfect name!
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Chossy mountains.

Day 41: (August 9th)

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These state boundary markers are everywhere. Want to make Montana smaller? Move one!

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I wish I could get Sean Connery to hike this section, just to say the name of this lake.
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Bridge, you’re doing it wrong. Go over the creek!
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Toppie seems too happy to be going uphill.

Day 42: (August 10th)

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That’s one way to dry a tent fly in the morning. Run LT!!
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700 miles, the miles they keep a-rollin’
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I love the long ridgewalks. More views than you can shake a stick at!

Day 43: (August 11th)

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We find a Teepee in the woods, kinda creepy. Who built it?
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At Lemhi Pass, we meet Michael & Elliot, two super-friendly guys share some conversation & beverages! Both are much appreciated!!
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LT joins the group, I think the 5 of us ended up chillin for an hour at the pass!
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Oh, that’s what that smell was. A rotting cow carcass! 

Day 44: (August 12th)

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We woke up stupid-early to hike 10 miles to Bannock Pass by 9am, to catch a ride.
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Who needs fenceposts when you have regularly spaced trees?
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Trash heap.
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I love getting mail! Food from Katie, and shoes from parents.
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Old shoes definitely were in need of replacement. Hello, green!

Leadore, ID was a very interesting town to stop in. It’s basically a half-dozen buildings, so very walk-able, and everyone was very friendly. I was tired, so we grabbed some ice cream, and headed back to the motel to watch more of the Olympics. (We also watched in Darby). A nice relaxing stop!

-R

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