We wake up pretty dry!
First resupply rendezvous at Battle Pass is excellent – hot drinks and all.
Slow slogging up snow to Bridger Peak. More minor misnavigations – keep thinking we’ve gone further than we have.
Much snow along the divide, bright sun, and quite a few mosquitoes.
Again I think we’re further than we are on the descent, leading to the erroneous belief that we’re starting a long waterless stretch. We pump water from a trickle, then soon cross the creek I thought we had passed. Later when we taste the water, it’s mediciney. We deem it “yuck water”.
After much descending, we leave the snow and emerge in high prairie, complete with barrel cactus. Camp is a pleasant stand of aspen on the divide. Still have only yuck water.