Saturday, October 5, 2013
Day 110 - So very cold
Early this morning, passed the macabre sight of a still furry hindquarter of a deer splayed on the trail. A grim reminder of the brutality and remoteness of this region.
A little while later, as if we needed another reminder, Gangles was walking along the trail when she sank in knee deep. The apparent trail was actually quicksand. I had to tug with both hands to help her out.
This is the coldest night so far. For the first time ever, I am wearing all of my clothes. We have a long ways to Cumbres Pass tomorrow, nearly 24mi. We are going slower than expected, and low on food. I actually ate 6 mayonnaise packets for supplemental calories.
Hope our next entry is from a warm, dry bed in town.
The CDT is wearing on me. I just want to be done.
Mileage: 17mi from near North Fork Conejos River to near Trail Lake