Trekking4:41:40 10.06 mi (28:00 / mi) +1487ft24:34 / mi ahr:110 max:146 shoes: La Sportiva Bushido II
Family loop through Elk Country, carried S in the pack for about 2/3 of it, then the daypack for the balance. Z did great - she's turned a corner with hiking where ten miles doesn't feel like a milestone or long day. So cool.
This area felt like we were dropped into Yellowstone. Vast grasslands, wide open pine forests, views for days. Amazing. We counted thirteen elk along our route, including eleven bulls hanging out about half a mile before we got back to the car. Then saw another thirteen sitting in a field off the side of the road as we drove back to our cabin.