Mud and mosquitoes

Date: 8/10/2019Day: 37 Distance: 16.5 miles Start: 8 am Stop: 8pm Steps: 42092 Elevation: 4938 ft Others Here: Coyote, Backtrack Camp: Tenting near Colonel Creek What3Words: https://w3w.co/spearmint.combines.earlier Muddy boggy mess for first 7 or 8 miles. Then hit burn zone which was described as terrible. The burn zone was the best hiking of the day; dry mostly clear of blowdowns, and fringed with huckleberries. Yum, huckleberries, so good. At lunch, Backtrack said that because of the conditions and his toe, he wanted to take a horse trail bail out alternate down to highway 16.  This would require fording the moose …