6:53 am - Tuesday - 51º F, humidity 67%, wind - 2 mph out of the east northeast......cloudy. Forecast high for Gardiner, MT is 80º F, and 75º F for Mammoth Hot Springs, WY.
We set an ambitious goal for Monday's hiking.....15 miles.....and we almost got there. We left for the trailhead of our first hike around 8:20 am and arrived at the Dunraven Pass and the Mt. Washburn trailhead some 33 miles later around 9:30 am. Dunraven Pass sits at 8,859' elevation, and the Mt. Washburn summit sits at 10,219' elevation, which means we had a 1,360' elevation gain ahead of us as we began the 3.65 mile climb to the summit......
.....from the Dunraven Pass trailhead we drove another 4 miles to 'Tower' to visit with our good friend Art Young who works at the Delaware North 'Adventure Store' there. You may recall that it was Art who helped us get our jobs at the Mammoth Hot Springs General Store. We bought a couple of salads from the General Store and sat outside with Art talking about the last two months since we departed TVC.
Our total mileage for the day came to 14.6.....almost the 15 mile goal we had when we began the day! The drive home (some 44 miles) took almost 90 minutes due to traffic.....we arrived home around 6:30 pm quite tired, and ready for showers, and naps! We are now at 60 miles hiked of the 100 we need for our '100 Mile Hiking Cllub'!
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