A shorter day today brought me to the Ghost Ranch Alternate, and set up for getting to “town” tomorrow for resupply.
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Cold and crisp overnight, the temperature definitely dropped below freezing: both my water bag (for filtering water) and the hose for my pack bladder had ice in them. Sunny, with no clouds, it quickly warmed up — at least, where there was no shade.
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Aspens continued to light up the mountains, as the trail took me on an extremely meandering course south through the Carson National Forest.
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Back on the trail after finishing Montana, I finished hiking the last few (or first) miles of Colorado, and plunged back into New Mexico to close the gap to Grants, rather astonished by the amazing fall colors in the mountains.
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