This section was a bit more scattered, but with some more unusual sightings. One moose - a young bull What looked to be a wolverine walking away from me at Timothy Slide campground as I was walking to the toilet in the dark. It seemed reluctant to move from it's resting spot! Ducks! Lots of … Continue reading Wildlife Summary: GDT Section F/G
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Days 49 and 50 – The road out
GDT kms: 28.1 (+ 12.7 on the drivable part of the road) We had a nice lazy start as neither of us were in a particular hurry to start. We saw a moose on the road pretty early on, but otherwise the road was quite boring. We ate our lunch in front of a snowmobile … Continue reading Days 49 and 50 – The road out
Day 48 – Holy shit, we did it!
GDT kms: 29.9 For the first time in several days, it isn't a super cold morning, so I decide to opt for wearing shorts only rather than pulling my dance pants on like I have the past few days. Shortly after we start, I realize this wasn't the best decision - once we are down … Continue reading Day 48 – Holy shit, we did it!
Day 47 – Back on good trail!
GDT kms: 36.0 We have a bit of a late start this morning, but we are quickly on good trail and are making good time for the first time in several days. As with the rest of the section, we need to pull out our phone and check the GPS every time we go through … Continue reading Day 47 – Back on good trail!
Day 46 – Finally off the river
GDT kms: 21.4 Another cold, dark start, this time well below freezing, but miraculously we didn't have frozen shoes. When we got on the trail, it was more of what we did yesterday, constant finding/losing trail, and quite slow going. Where we initially planned to camp last night was supposed to be an established site, … Continue reading Day 46 – Finally off the river
Day 45 – Down to the river
GDT kms: 21.8 It was another cold and dark morning and we both had a hard time getting out of the tent. Eventually we started though and enjoyed the mostly continuous trail along the rest of the high route before we had to take the trail down the mountain to the Jackpine River. We were … Continue reading Day 45 – Down to the river
Day 44 – Coldest feet ever and beautiful alpine
GDT kms: 28.4 It was another dark morning, we actually needed our headlamps to get dressed and for most of the time while we were packing up. Kyle left me to finish taking down the tent and went to the washroom - when we here returned, he claimed to have woken up and seen a … Continue reading Day 44 – Coldest feet ever and beautiful alpine
Day 43 – What are dry feet? Part 2
GDT kms: 30.5 We woke up in the dark again (I'm sensing a theme for the rest of the trail) and grudgingly packed up. It was still pretty dim when we hit the trail and started the gentle climb up Moose Pass. We were trying to be speedy as we had the potentially difficult ford … Continue reading Day 43 – What are dry feet? Part 2
Day 42 – What are dry feet?
GDT kms: 26.3 Another dark morning that made it challenging to get up today - but we need to if we don't want to be hiking in the dark as the kilometres have been coming slowly in this section. Early on in the morning we hit a burned area and needed to slow right down. … Continue reading Day 42 – What are dry feet?
Day 41 – Easy walking in and out of meadows
GDT kms: 25.1 It was quite dark at our usual wakeup time this morning - I think we'll need to push our start time back at least 30 minutes before we get to the end - but we managed to get ourselves awake and dressed. By the time we were ready to pack up the … Continue reading Day 41 – Easy walking in and out of meadows