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Backpacking in Steamboat Day 3 - July 21, 2010

Today was my best day of hiking. I saw the best scenery and reached my peak altitude. I wrapped up the remaining 4.5mi on the Wyoming Trail and then made my way along the Luna Lake Trail (1168) for its entire 8 miles. I finally stopped after going for maybe another 0.3mi on the Swamp Park Trail (1100). I made it up above 11,200' and saw some amazing views, meadows, and even heard elk calling. It was a long, glorious day. Shortly after settling down in my tent it started to rain, then hail, then rain some more. A lot more, for a long time. I stayed dry over night, but the next day put a quick end to that.