31st July Monday
I just cannot believe the great weather I’m having with a gentle breeze to make my uphill walks that much more pleasant.
More traffic on the trail today, a couple with their dog that had it’s own backpack, not sure if they are doing the whole CDT thing, I don’t think so, as there are areas that you definitely cannot take a dog.
With an early morning start of 5:30, I’m feeling good, only that in the afternoon I have found that I need a 5 minute break just to energise back up. Tomorrow I’ll get to a point where most hikers hitch hike into Durby to resupply, but my plan is to continue on for another 4 days and rest up and in Anaconda. I’m planing on a zero day there and relax
Firefighters going out to fight the fire as i just arrived
Fire fighters and jumpers at “Big Hole Pass” my plan to do 30 miles today came to a halt, I knew there were fires about but when I arrived at Big Hole Pass there were many vehicles and what I was later told, fire fighters There were, I’d say, 7 of them, I could see all their equipment that had been parachuted in and just before it got dark, they started walking towards the fire, which was only half a mile east of where I camped for the night, along the trail I planed go take tomorrow.
As I arrived to the campsite planes and helicopters were flying above and every hour a large plane with fire retardant would fly directly above me at low altitude, I tried to take photos but either I was to slow in getting the camera out or trees canopy were blocking the views.
Not a good photo, other planes where much closer but I wasn’t fast enough