Before heading out, we had the good fortune of meeting the man behind the mission.
Ty came to town about a year ago, fresh out of seminary. He learned about the trail after he arrived and has been expanding his church community's efforts ever since.
Thank you, Ty!!!
Soon after, we were back on the trail and heading north.
Blue skies and evergreens.
And gorgeous peaks off in the distance.
Well constructed bridges, too.
Towards the end of the day, I reached the intersection with a side trail to Terminal Geyser.
We made it to Boiling Springs Lake just after dark and spooked a couple of bears on our way. They disappeared fast, thankfully.