Day 2 Granite Park CG to Fifty Mountain CG

12 miles
2,400' ascent
to 7,400'

Todays trek was long and hard. The first part along the Highline Trail, involved negotiating around the Ahern snow field that was blocking the trail. It was a challenge dropping off the narrow trail and going down the steep drop-off with 40 pound packs on our backs.

This portion of the trail is when we crossed the Continental Divide at 7,400' after a long uphill climb.


We walked for many miles through the remains of a very large forest fire that engulfed a portion of the park in 2003. While the trees have not returned yet, the recycling of the minerals from the ash has resulted in a beautiful display of wildflowers.

We finally arrived in camp at about 6pm.