Friday, July 18, 2014
Day 39: Rim Lake to Highway 287 Near Fish Pond Reservoir
We climbed steeply up into the rolling golden hills. Two young antelope trotted along the ridge.
As we approached Rawlins, trash littered the trail, which also serves as a 4WD road. Cups, beer cans, bottles, an ice chest lid, an old tire, a postal service mail tub, part of a broken boomerang, the remains of a large bonfire. Many of the trail markers were riddled with bullet holes.
We followed the CDT route right through town, stopping to watch a pair of fawns grazing in someone's garden and to investigate a colorful slide in the city park. We stopped for lunch, then continued to follow the trail out of town.
"Private Property. Beyond this point is closed to Public Recreation." Despite this sign, a CDT marker was clearly visible on the other side of the fence. Portions of the CDT consist of easements over private property. This particular section apparently is still under negotiation.
We ended our day where the CDT rejoins the highway. Jeff picked us up and took us back into town, where we enjoyed delicious Thai food at Anong's Thai Cuisine.
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