This is my final summary of wildlife in Section B. We saw some interesting wildlife in Section A as well but didn't think to summarize it earlier. I've put some highlights from Section A in this post as well.Please be kind; I'm not an expert. We also struggled to get photos in time so you … Continue reading Wildlife Summary: GDT Section B
GDT kms: 9.4 Bonus kms: 2 walking the road before we got a hitch, at least 5 walking between places at the very hiker-unfriendly Boulton Creek campground Today started with a quick and easy walk in to Peter Lougheed from our campground. The trailhead where we popped out was 8.5 km from the visitor centre … Continue reading Day 17 – Our outdoor spaces are way too car-centric
It's official. We have just passed the furthest we have hiked. The JMT is approximately 211 miles, which is just over 339 km. From my log, we should be just at 339 km here at the Peter Lougheed Park Visitor Centre. I feel great and can keep on hiking!
After spending two weeks on trail, I have some observations about camp sites. A number of marked sites are for use with horses. I'm all for mixed use, but these sites do carry some baggage. It may be in your best interest to move on past them! In many cases these are best described as … Continue reading A little bit about camp sites
GDT kms: 24 We woke up to find a Jeep had setup camp near us in the middle of the night - it explained why my half-asleep brain thought the moon was so bright at one point, must have been their headlights pointing at us. We hit the road for a short day with surprisingly … Continue reading Day 16 – Felt like a nero
GDT kms: 28.7 We woke up to lots of moisture inside the tent again, this time due to condensation rather than rain. After trying to dry some of the condensation off and packing up, we were off to a chilly start - Kyle's thermometer read -2C. The trail conditions were great today and there were … Continue reading Day 15 – Chill passes and the return of the road
GDT kms: 26.6 We woke up to a large dinner plate-sized puddle at the foot of our tent. At some point during the night, we (and our sleeping pad) slid towards the foot of the tent and pushed the bathtub wall and mesh so the fly drained into the tent rather than outside. Thankfully it … Continue reading Day 14 – Toe socks last 276 kms
GDT kms: 19.4 We left our lame campsite this morning and began the climb up to the first ridge of the day. It was frustratingly slow - despite the moderate temperatures and easy tread, we only covered 9km by 11am according the the GDT app. Based on this and how long several portions of the … Continue reading Day 13 – More horse camps and our first thunderstorm
GDT kms: 18.5 It's impressive how much a poor ending can sour your views of an otherwise great day. Today started out well - our little campsite kept us warm and impressively condensation-free despite being surrounded by little streams. We started the ascent and it was steep, but manageable. Since we started ascending almost immediately, … Continue reading Day 12 – We’ve walked one degree of latitude!
GDT kms: 23.8 Today started out slowly, with both of us not wanting to get up when the alarm went off. We managed to get on the trail a bit after 7am. It was another day mostly on ATV-type trails, but they were pretty decent for walking on for once. As we were walking along, … Continue reading Day 11 – Bunnytown and getting on a trail again