Mile High

Soggy start today as it was still raining when I left Muskrat Creek Shelter. About five miles in the sun came out allowing me to take off rain gear.
Interesting, I have rain pants and two of the guys I’m hiking with are wearing rain skirts. They say they’re very comfortable and clearly don’t catch your leg/thigh like wet sticky pants do. Hmmm
After the break was the first 5000 foot climb of the trip. Standing Indian Mountain topped out at 5435 feet. Fortunately the trail both up and down was well graded. If only all climbs on the trip could be like this. One is allowed to dream of course.
Got to Carter Gap with plenty of time to dry out the tent et al. I’ll take the clear and chilly night over rain anytime.

Nice footbridge out on the trail!

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