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Day Nine

Last full day - Backpack from Mae's Lake

to last camp (~1/2 mile from Big Sandy Trailhead)

Camp under whitebark pines at Mae's Lake

Even though I had an eleven mile backpack out,

I was slow to leave this beautiful camp.

Whitebark Pine

Sunset from last camp

The next morning it was only a short walk down the Big Sandy River to the trailhead.

Last photograph before curling up in my sleeping bag,

to the sound of elk bugling in the meadow .

Skull Lake

This would have been a beautiful lake for camping.

Upper Washakie Creek

The Shadow Lake Trail climbs up this valley to Texas Lake.

It would have made for an inviting extra day.

Fire killed stand and young trees

Washakie Creek crossing