Day 4, September 15, 2020 -- Vallie Bridge CG, CO to Dry Gulch CG, CO 155 miles, ~8.5 hours The day of the passes. Kind of chilly when I crawled out of the tent. The warmth of the full sunlight and the beauty of my surroundings warmed things up pretty quick though. A chipmunk had found its way into my food and eaten a great deal of my trail mix. Funny, the little fart didn't like the raisins and had tossed them all over the place and left quite a few in the bag. The info board by the toilets showed a 4WD road on the north side the Arkansas River that went all the way up to Salida. I figured what the heck. "What's the worst thing that could happen?" ~ John Downs Fremont County road 45 About here I had just crossed a little mud puddle and felt the back end give just a titch. Enough to make me stop and consider turning back. I figured I'd push a bit further to avoid going back through the minor hazard.