Saturday, August 12, 2006


Day 5, 19 July, 2006
Got up at 0520 and after the mandatory visit to the bathroom, went about waking all of our troop. AAAAh, oops. one to many tents! "WE AREN'T IN YOUR GROUP" ok, sorry. Woke two guys not in our tribe.

We finished packing and pre-paring. Put valuables, and plane tickets with K. to place in security while we are on trail. Clean sweep the tents out, and go to bkfst for 0630.

Next; to picture area, wait 1+ hrs for a 3 min. sitting for our group photo. Then free time 'til 1130 lunch. I took this opportunity to go to the store and exchngedd a $20.00 bill for $1's and $5's. The suggestion being made that we take no more than $20.00 in small bills while on trail.

We went to the supply area to check out tents, for those of us who didn't bring their own, and pick up 4 days rations, and cooking utensils.

1300; Board school bus along with 2 other crews to be taken to the startof our trek. It becomes apparent that DK (our ranger) in comparison to his 2 compatriots is not up to snuff. His lack-luster participation leads us to entertain the thought that he may be ill. He tries, for sure, but just isn't up to it.

We are headed for the Kit Carson Museum for a tour before we start out on our first hike. Along the way our bus driver stops long enough to point out an outline formed by the mountains that resembles the shape of a Bison. It was next to "Trail Peak" (if you've been there). She related that it's been said that the buffalo on the US nickle was modeled after this mountain. However wikipedia tells a different "tail". There is more than one tale through a google search.
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For some reason unknown to me, Blogger is not uploading the photos I try to put up. Some will upload others not.
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We departed Kit Carson Museum headed for "Olympia trail camp" estimating it to be 2 1/2 to 3 miles away. It is located along Rayado river at an elevation of 6,720 ft.




1 Comments:

Blogger PEA said...

I'm so enjoying reading your posts about your trip...so much was crammed into each day!! What a shame Blogger is being difficult...a lot of people are cursing the trouble they're having uploading pictures. I use Internet Explorer and when Blogger won't upload my pictures, I switch to the Mozilla Firefox browser and for some reason, I can then upload the pictures to my blog!

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