Day 86: Goodbye Mosquitoes!

We continued on down the Pouder Canyon on Hwy 14, mountains all around us. We are currently 36 miles from Ft. Collins and should be there by Friday. The Pouder River continues to meander from one side of the road to the other. The river is getting wider and in some places swifter. I’m sure it is getting deeper too. I stuck my hand in it today, and it is definitely cold.

The moose, elk, antelope, and deer have all but disappeared. I’ve noticed a couple of other oddities too: Once I crossed over Cameron Pass and started downhill, the mosquitoes and flies stopped bothering me. And the dead Lodgepole Pines have almost become non-existent. On the West side of the pass the dead trees covered whole mountains. On the east side, they are just here and there. Now this is only where I’m walking along this particular highway. I don’t know about other areas.

Miles Covered: 17
Total Miles: 1,290
Money Found: $0.00
Total Found: $39.93