Day 045 Lake City

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Ken or Marcia Powers
C/O General Delivery
US Post Office
803 Gunnison Ave
Lake City, CO 81235

CDT through hiker
Estimated Pick-up Date 6/15/2002
Will hold packages indefinitely.

6/10, day 45, 13,334′, 24.7 mi.
Today was a fantastic hiking day: easy trail, the highest point on the CDT and Lake City at the end of the day. Also we climbed to 12,800.

We rolled along the divide after hard climbing to get there. The divide for miles looked like a farmer’s pasture with clumps of grass and a few rocks and elk rather than cattle. It looked like it should have been fenced.

The sky was clear blue when we got up. It stayed that way until late afternoon. Then the sky turned brown with smoke again. We heard from a camper at Spring Creek Pass that the fire is a big one, but 50-100 miles east of us. We just hope this doesn’t start another rash of closed forests.

… Gottawalk

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