8/14, day 110, 9020′, 18 mi.
We are camped by small but absolutely gorgeous deep green Deadman Lake. We had all kinds of hiking today and this looked like a perfect early stop.
We saw sign and heard elk, then saw them.
Our guide leaves out so much that sometimes I think a Starbucks could be lurking in the gaps, but none has appeared. This adds to our navigation difficulties.
A new dinnertime activity is removing stickers from socks because of all the x-country and bushwhacking we have to do.