Day #128 – CDT – East Glacier M2927.6 to Rt. 89

8/30/15 Day 128 – East Glacier M2927.6 to Rt. 89, 4796′
Cabin – Nights Spent Alone: 15
27, 2644.8 Trip Miles

Day’s of Snow: 9 – Day’s of Rain: 43 – Days of Hail: 19
6:20 am to 2:30 pm
# of Zero days: 13
Gila Crossings Final Total: 221
Tick Count: 4 (4 more crawling on me)

Wanted List

Mountain Goat
Grizzly Bear
Sasquatch
Black Bear – SPOTTED
Bighorn Sheep
Velociraptor
Mountain Lion
Beaver – SPOTTED
Unicorn
Wolf
Buffalo

Critter Count
2 Deer

Totals
1) 618 Pronghorn*
2) 448 Elk*7
3) 406 Chipmunks *5
4) 203 Deer*2
5) 185 Squirrels *9
6) 154 Marmot*4
7) 120 Lizards*6
8) 116 Wild Horses
9) 77 Ground Squirrels*10
10) 71 Pika
11) 57 Cotton Tail Rabbits *8
12) 30 Prairie Dogs
13) 22 Horny Toads
14) 18 Jack Rabbit*3
15) 15 Moose
16) 10 Snakes
17) 7 Black Bears
18) 5 Coyotes
19) 5 Moles
20) 4 Porcupine
21) 3 Toads
22) 2 Mouse
23) 2 Fox
24) 2 Rattle Snakes
25) 1 Beaver
26) 1 Badger
27) 1 Skunk
28) 1 Weasel -Long Tail
*259 from car, *2 – 49 from car – 3 in town, *3 – 1 from car, *4 – 2 from car, *5 – 2 off trail, *6 – 1 off trail, *7 – 9 from car, *8 – 3 off trail *9 – 1 from car & 1- off trail , *10 – 6 off trail
Last night my stomach was pissed at me. As I tried to sleep it was mildly upset. The real issue was I was hot then I’d get cold. Finally around 3 am I had to get up and shit. This made me feel some what better but not much. I actually woke Lott up doing so.
We got hiking just after six and made it 27 miles towards St. Mary’s. The only reason we didn’t do the other five mile was because a nasty looking rain, yes rain, storm was closing in on is fast. A guy who lives on the same block as the Backerpackers Inn picked us up and drove is back to town.
The wind on the road walk was terrible. The gusts must have been up to 60 mph. It made walking in a straight line very hard. The road had no shoulder so it was mostly all pavement walking.
We got some amazing views of the park from the road. The mountains are amazing. I was slightly bummed I wasn’t hiking through them. I will be on Tuesday and on my last day Wednesday. The views were possible since there was no smoke today.
When we got back both Lott and I took naps. I woke up hungry so we went to the dinner. I had grilled cheese, fries, soup, and a chocolate shake.
It’s been raining off and on since we got picked up. I hope this puts out the fires as it will open up options for us the next few days.

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