Sunday, September 28, 2008

“Re-supply Day!”
Up, down, up, down all the way to Pinto Park 2 ¾ miles through the woods of the Popo Agie Wilderness. At Pinto Park we discussed the mourning hike, played games and caught up on paperwork while waiting for the horse packer to bring us enough food to last us our last 15 days in the backcountry. When the horse packer finally arrived we all acted like kids on Christmas Morning. We were all so excited to see all that food, especially Steve and Josh when they saw the amount of cheese they had coming to them. Mmm, cheese! Re-supply seemed fast and easy. After everyone was stocked up and packed we split into separate hiking groups. Jeff and Rose took off while the rest of us filtered water and shortly took off behind them. Down, down, down the North Fork trail zigging and zagging down the steep slopes eventually arriving at a spectacular area to set up camp. This was one of the most scenic campsites yet. That night we got together with everybody to go over mid-coarse evaluations that will be taking place in the next two or three days. It’s a good thing we can stay in one spot for a couple days since we have 18 to 25 extra pounds of food. We capped the night off with a feast and a strawberry cheesecake for dessert. A full belly equals a good night sleep.
Derek Hofeldt

No comments: