The next morning I got an early start to make sure I could effectively scout the last part of the trip. This trail was an old pack trail, and for any of you that have experience in the San Juan National Forest, old pack trails on the USGS maps are not always clearly marked or even there at all. You defintely have to know what you are looking for and that is why I scout trips. This way I can use a lesser defined trail to make trips possible and then be able to clearly explain to staff the route and what they should expect. I was getting a little worried about this section of the trip because the last few days had been so amazing and I didn’t want the status of this final trail to affect the trips potential. I spent a large part of that morning hiking up and down this drainage to get a really good sense of the route so that I could be very specific in writing the itinerary and turn this trip into a reality for the 2017 summer. Though hard to find at times, I was able to find the route to finish the trip successfully. I made it to East Fork Road around 1pm and hiked back up the road to the trailhead where I’d started to get to the truck and head home.