5.6. We ride up to Summit pass and to Elkwood pass. The trail is covered with fallen beetle trees, (we where told 80% of the forest in the area was affected) and so we decided to follow the atv trail, with the Garmin showing me a way to return to the cdt later on. On the trail we run into 4 guys from Pagosa Springs who where all exited, about our journey and one of them tells us we must go see Pat Parellis place in Pagosa. Jürgen lives there and also Kristie and when it turns out that the trail indicated on the Garmin is just some mystical Stock Trail, that is impossible for horses, the decision is made, to go to Pagosa. When the east Fork River enters a wider Valey we camp at a former Campsite and sleep under birchtreees. The horses are fenced up at the grasfield just behind us, and at night an elk shows up, frustrated at not being able to grase on his field.