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CDT Day 105 High Glacial Mountains to Green River valleys 

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31st July

31.2

Bushcamp (1649) to Bushcamp (1680.2)

I’m not sure how much it rained last night but my tent was wet. So were all the bushes my legs brushed into during the mornings hike. I passed lakes cut into the mountains and many clear mountain streams.

There were three different trail options for me to choose. They could be classified as the hard, the medium and the easy. I chose the medium, also known as the Ley Red route. This route traversed Rocky Mountain terrain which for the most part was the rubble left from the long gone glaciers. It was 1000ft lower than the hard route, the Knapsack Col route but equally scenic.

Before long I had the long, very long descent to the Green river valley. The river was tainted with the silt from nearby glaciers. The southern most glaciers in USA are found nearby. It was scenic hiking, specially when I turned my head to look back up the valley. The square mountain was unique, and that’s it’s name I think.

As I hit the easy fast sections of trail I started to see other hikers. One group included a hiker who gave me trail magic in Washington last year and the same guy who gave me a lift to the trailhead yesterday. Small world.

I continued past Green Lake and climbed a little ways up the valley to camp for the night.


Next – Day 106 Fires and Flowers

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Brad is an Australian who has completed the hiking Triple Crown after he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail. He has hiked on every continent (except Antarctica) and has cycled from Alaska to Ecuador. He is an expert on outdoor gear currently living in Sydney, Australia.

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12 thoughts on “CDT Day 105 High Glacial Mountains to Green River valleys ”

    • It’s an amazing journey. I use a Canon G16. I transfer the photos to my phone via the built in wifi and edit them with an app called Enlight.

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  1. Hello, Brad. I have been keeping up with you since the PCT. Thank you for sharing your journey and your beautiful pictures. It would be a relief to me if you would please get some bear spray. :)

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    • I’ll have some soon, lucky for me, but unlucky for the Bears, most of them are still hunted so they are very scared of humans. Yellowstone and Glacier NPs are the exceptions

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  2. Oh wow oh wow this picture of the mountain with the flat top. It looks totally unreal. Like in these old classical western movies, where they had painted the decor (landscape in the background, not sure what it’s called). You could notice because the clouds would not move… Amazing! :-D

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    • It’s very cool, like that movie ‘Close encounters of the third kind’ which was also filmed in Wyoming, but further east. Lots of western movies have been filmed in this area, more near the Tetons than the Winds.

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