Camped by a creek just before the gate on the ATV road.
The distance of 17 kilometers does not even begin to describe the effort that today took. It was a challenging day climbing up 5 peaks and it took over 12 hours. It was a grand day and I’m sure it will be one of my favorite days of the entire hike. This is why I am out here.
Waking up to thunder, rain and howling wind added to the intensity of the day.
Only the wind ended up being a factor. Many times I had to stand with knees bent and both poles planted to keep from getting knocked down. It’s been smokey since we got to Canada and the wind blew it all away giving us super sharp views.
After a bunch of miles down the road we stopped at a campsite next to a creek. What a day!