Starts to rain at night, still raining while we break camp. Stays with us until we reach fresh water. No more yuck water!
The road walking begins, a relief at first from the snowy hills. The only major road hosts RV traffic for the 4th of July weekend, after that we see no one.
Rinsing my feet in a nice creek, I spot our first tick newly attached to my calf. It pulls easily with tweezers. We pick several more unattached ticks off our legs before leaving.
Feeling tired and leisurely, we camp on the divide at the head of McCarty canyon. Two trucks pass on the road during the night.