The hiking feels uncharted today, despite our complete dependence on maps. We follow blazed snowmobile trails along the divide, then a long trail almost impossible to walk on due to thousands of elk footprints dried in the dirt. A little road provides some relief, then it’s back to elk trail. Finally we walk an old abandoned road until it disappears at Beauty Park, then start cross-country. There are very few landmarks, so I’m relieved when we hit an old jeep trail where I expect. Soon after the mosquitoes drive us to camp.