Week 7 – Leadore ID to Macks Inn, ID

Day 45: (August 13th)

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It’s a long way to the top. And no shade!

Day 46: (August 14th)

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The landscape has changed dramatically in the last few days.
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AC & I climbing an 11,000ft peak on the divide, on an alternate route.
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The summit marker. And state boundary.

Day 47: (August 15th)

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Cows! Beef on the move.
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They call ’em lakes. I think they’re more like large ponds. But still refreshing!
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The map says there’s a cave on this exact spot. I think that’s no longer the case. Sad.
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Shepherd! We met on the PCT last year, he is hiking NOBO on the CDT this year. Also, epic photobomb LT & AC…

Day 48: (August 16th)

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LT in the lead, as usual.
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AquaCam, need a new profile pic?
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Full moon!

Day 49: (August 17th)

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On the roadwalk into town (Lima MT), we were really fascinated by these completely normal horses.
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Breakfast..look at the size of that hamsteak! And another nice photobomb

Day 50: (August 18th)

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Can Smokey eat 2lbs of rice krispy treats? I bet he could…
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This is the first on-trail CDT register I’ve seen, and it’s been almost 900 miles!
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1000’s of cows. Block the path. Embrace the moo-tality!
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Sunset from a camp spot on a high ridge. Turned out it was also an exposed, windy, stormy ridge…

Day 51: (August 19th)

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Foggy, windy COLD morning
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Hours later, still cold enough to hike with a windshell on
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The trail feeds us!
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Hundreds of sheep. They were not unexpected, as this is the “Sheep Experimental Zone”
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The sign to explain the Sheep Zone.

Day 52: (August 20th)

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Playing with my camera’s filters.
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Limey! We met last year on the PCT, he is also hiking NOBO on the CDT this year. He will be in Canada in no time!
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We find a large cairn, with a register box. Inside…
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…is the register for the Brower’s Spring start to the canoe descent of the Missouri/Mississippi River system! 3,800 miles! Crazy folks.

Day 53: (August 21st)

We hiked down the dirt road into the town of Macks Inn, ID where we picked up some groceries, and had lunch at a mexican restaurant. We hiked back out a few hours later, continuing on towards Yellowstone & Wyoming…

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This was one of the water sources listed on the map. Needless to say, we did NOT drink the rat-water..
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We camped at the border of Yellowstone, and going to enter the park tomorrow!

It feels good to be done with Montana & Idaho! Finally, onto a new state, and the first National Park, Yellowstone!

-R

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