Day 36, Wednesday July 22, 2015
Start near MI-090M, approx mile 2040.2
End Macks Inn US20, approx mile 2046, then get a ride to West Yellowstone
The way continues on forest service road, past vacation homes.
Getting closer to Mack’s Inn, I meet Max, who had stopped on the road last night to chat. He was doing road walk exercise. He offers me a ride to West Yellowstone(!), since I mentioned yesterday that was my destination to catch a bus. We agree to meet at the post office at 10.
I get to highway 20 and meet three thru-hikers who flipped to the border to hike south, Track Meat, Spark, and Carrot.
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Day 35, Tuesday July 21, 2015
Start Summit Lake Campsite OE1 22-112CG, mile 2019.7
End near MI-090M, approx mile 2040.2
Everything is damp in the tent. Stepping out to see Summit Lake, one understands why.
Later tho path is through a large burn area.
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Day 34, Monday July 20, 2015
Start Upper Firehole Campsite 0A2 21-208WT, mile 2005.3
End Summit Lake Campsite OE1 22-112CG, mile 2019.7
Going down towards Old Faithful Village in the morning, the first thing to notice is how many steam plumes can be counted.
I had to stop by Old Faithful Inn, a historic and eccentric building my family visited many years ago.
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Day 33, Sunday July 19, 2015
Start Outlet Campsite 8S1, mile 1989.6
End Upper Firehole Campsite 0A2 21-208WT, mile 2005.3
Rain last night means wet grasses and willow bushes means morning wet feet. Fog plays over Shoshone Lake.
The path climbs through lodgepole pine forest.
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Day 32, Saturday July 18, 2015
Hitch 7 miles from Grant Village to 20-271TH trailhead, mile 1984.5
End Outlet Campsite 8S1, mile 1989.6
After rising early, while most in our group campsite were still sleeping, I silently packed up and got food out of the communal bear box.
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