Stemple Pass Flesher Pass

CDT Montana 2016

Day 26, July 31,  Sunday.

Start 21-070M along majestic ridge, about 13 miles bofore Stemple Pass

Stop 22-045M 2.3 miles beyond Flesher Pass

Miles walked: 27.3

Camp last night was just down from a high exposed ridge with great views, so I get to start the day walking in glory on high ridge.

Arty self portrait in early morning sun.

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Dry Ridge

CDT Montana 2016

Day 25, July 30, Saturday.

Start 20-040WT first spring pass MacDonald Pass

Stop 21-070M along majestic ridge, about 13 miles bofore Stemple Pass

Miles walked: 27.0

Train whistles sounded clearly in the night, making me think of home.

Even early in the morning the scenery is showing more variety than recent hiking.

I met southbounder Brazil Nut early in the day, and no other hikers later on. She reported on how rare the water sources are ahead of me.

The trail passes by the ruin of a trestle. Fallen trees seem to help support the structure.

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