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August 13

August 19th, 2015

August 13 campsite to campsite near Glacier Pass. 11.2 miles 9:45-1:30

 

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Slept in and hiked short day to position ourselves to cross a long stretch with little water– long days tomorrow and the next. Still in smoke as we left, but it slowly disappated over the miles. Uneventful day, passed some Canada bound folks–short hikers, saw a lot of helicopters monitoring all the fires, There are supposed to be some small ones up near us. Terrain is drier, trees are changing. Made nice but dry and buggy camp. A deer must live here because she is not happy we are in her spot, she keeps circling the camp. Long quiet afternoon trying to read slowly. Toasted Toad, a 4 1/2 month thru hiker came in late. He finished the AT last year so we had lots to talk about comparing the two trails.

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