Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July 22 - Finally in Wyoming

July 22, 2015
I finally made it to Wyoming. As I see it, I'm about 2 weeks late, but who is really keeping track?  I woke up just below Dome peak in a condensation filled bog and made coffee for the first time since hiking with Joe in New Mexico. I got to hiking by 7:30. Moist left his Rain jacket at camp and I rescued it for him. The trail was pretty easy all day and the climbs were minimal. We took a very nice mid morning break at three island lake and shortly after Viper and Tragic caught up. We had passed their camp at an earlier junction, they shouted but I think Viper was sleeping in to let his tent dry out. As a group of six we split up and joined up and split up some more. I spent the afternoon hiking very fast and recaught Viper and Tragic after I took a second lunch break. Eventually, the Wyoming border hit me in the face and I celebrated, hard. Think dance party with sick moves, I also had a small but significant amount of Canadian Mist whiskey... Yuck. A few minutes later Tragic rolled up and joined the dance party. Then Moist rolled in, which was a surprise, and eventually Viper. Whiskey and dancing ensued. After setting up our tents, back in Colorado, Nightcrawler cruised in. Everyone is here and I couldn't be happier. Since high school I've always loved when new friends and old friends come together for a party.  I sat on a log with Moose and cooked dinner. Everyone else ate in their tents, typical CDT dinner style. Tomorrow we have 20 miles to Battle Pass and a tough hitch to Encampment. I will get my package Friday morning when the PO opens and hit the trail again .
Woot woot Wyoming. Next stop the great basin.

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