Day 10 Rausch Gap campsite to Peter’s Mountain Shelter

At Rausch gap overnight the weather seem to alternate between heavy rain and heavy wind. Finally at about 4:30 in the morning one of my stakes loosened up enough to pull out and my tent collapsed on me. I scrambled outside with my headlamp on and it took me about 15 to 20 minutes to get the tent set up again in the dark.  Fortunately nothing really got wet from the episode and I was still in good shape.

I don’t have a lot of notes from day 10, but I do remember it was very rocky and challenging to make almost 18 miles across all of the rocks and rock piles. My ankles were screaming at the end. I did get one nice picture after I crossed Clark Valley to the next range over and took a picture back toward the range. I have been hiking on. This view called Kinter View looks across Clark’s Valley  to the parallel ridge. I just came off of.

I stayed overnight at the Peter’s Mountain Shelter.  Although I prefer to camp, there were no viable tent sites near the shelter, so I ended up sleeping in the shelter.

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