GET 2017 Day 27, May 22, Monday.
Start Segment 25 mile 5 of 11.5, on CDT Trail 74
End at terminus of Segment 26, mile 19.3, at eastern edge of Gila National Forest
Miles walked: 25.8
At Kline Mtn a small bear (but older than a cub) ran away from me. He ran in the direction of a barb-wire fence, which got me to wondering: how does a bear cross the many wire fences found in our national forests?
Trail 74 turns into follow-the- fenceline-on-2-track. For most of the day we follow some kind of boundary fence on the dirt road that runs along the fence.
The route still tended to stay near the tops of ridges, but usually any views were of more forest. Later, near Dolan Peak, I got to appreciate some panoramas.
Rain came in the afternoon in brief showers from ominous clouds, enough rainfall to make you rearrange gear for a storm but then stop, several times, like some weather head-fake.
In late afternoon GET splits off from CDT trail #74 , going on trail #60 headed east, starting at an intersection marked only by this cairn– no sign.
Our new trail follows fenceline the whole way, though on footpath instead of dirt road.
We get grand views from near Wahoo Peak
I camp at the edge of national forest, about to enter tomorrow into BLM land and quite different ecozone.