Working for a living (Part 3, days 4-5)-Xroads

I was feeling the effects of the first three days (Day 1, Days 2-3) on the fourth day when I had to hump all my gear up and over a pass to a new Bivy. It was exciting to get a change of scenery, but the pack was heavy as I was carrying gear for the days trapping plus all my overnight kit plus the damn laptop and Ipad and book and journal that I’d decided to bring (the former two having long since become little more than dead weight).  I tried to convince myself that it was good training, and maybe it was, but man it was hard work!   But once at my new digs I got to lighten my load and explore some cool country, including some wicked and precipitous ridges on the last day.

A ridgetop path straight out of LOTR. Wicked!

A ridgetop path straight out of LOTR. Wicked!

Burning the midnight oil...

Burning the midnight oil…

Glassy eyed, up-nosed self portrait on the morning of day 5.

Glassy eyed, up-nosed self portrait on the morning of day 5.

Tools of the trade--eggs, raw meat, and a drill.

Tools of the trade–eggs, raw meat, and a drill.

Looking south, planning future swim runs!

Looking south, planning future swim runs!

A nice tortuous ridge to walk on the last day.

A nice tortuous ridge to walk on the last day.

Even after 5 days of sun, the place was still wet and verdant!

Even after 5 days of sun, the place was still wet and verdant!

X-roads biv. Home sweet home.

X-roads biv. Home sweet home.

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