17 trail miles. Just under 19 total.
We got started about 7am. Kenny and I took off and Rick and Scott caught us in a couple of hours. I had a tiny bit of cell signal so I updated the blog and FaceTimed with the kids. There were beautiful views in the aspens and valleys. Shortly before noon we stopped to filter water and eat lunch. After about 12 miles we filtered water to make sure we had enough for a dry camp. Around 14 miles we ran into a mountain biker riding “The Great Divide Trail” from Banf Canada to the Mexican border. He was a very funny guy who has lived all over the world and currently lives in Australia. We worked our way up a long hill with only a short accidental detour before finding camp at about 19 miles walked for the day. The weather was dry and mild and we all sat around a little campfire and visited and told old stories.