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Hiking the Continental Divide

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I got in a few trail miles before the NACIS map conference last week. Flew into Helena, Montana, and drove up to Benchmark via Augusta. Hike was 60 mile round trip including 20 miles along the eastern face of the Chinese Wall thru Bob Marshall Wilderness, one of the largest in the U.S. National Forest system. Luck was with us as the “first” winter storm veered south, leaving the sky mostly clear and the stars brilliant, milky way flowing across half the night sky. Light dusting of snow in the passes. Pictures below: