Daily Log: PostHike/Day 74

74 Post-Hike 8/27/2021 rain sprinkles, foggy, cool. Hiked 20 miles from Kootenai campground to Packers Roost and the Jeep. Pushed hard to arrived at Jeep at 2:57 pm – in other words, within the two-o’clock hour.

Descending 3000′ from Flattop mountain to Packers Roost trailhead (Photograph Courtesy of J. Watt)
Tartan resting his head and exhausted after pushing hard to get to the Jeep before 3 pm. The CDT hike is now complete (Photograph Courtesy of J. Watt)
Katie waved signs celebrating Tartan’s accomplishment to all the cars leaving the park including Justin’s Jeep as it passed by (Photograph Courtesy of J. Watt)
Brian “Tartan” Watt, Triple-Crown Hiker

Daily Log: PostHike/Day 70

Day 70 – Sunday 9/20/2020 – sunny. Yesterday we we drove from the hike’s ending point in the forest to Santa Rosa NM where we stayed overnight at a Holiday Inn Express. Then today we drove the rest of the way home.

On the road back to home with the remnants of the hike clearly visible on and in the Jeep
Justin and I back home with my sweetheart, Kathy. I am partially transformed from Tartan to beard-shaved Brian while still wearing my Tartan outfit or some might say my Tartan “costume“. (Photograph Courtesy of J. Watt)