On day five, we got up early and started hiking into the backcountry in the center of Rocky Mountain National Park. We hiked through some pretty interesting burned areas in the forest. It’s amazing how quickly new life springs up after a wildfire. We started at the Green Mountain Trailhead and camped at the Tonahutu Group Camp. It started raining right before we got there, and rain would be the theme of the next few days, and a major problem for eastern Colorado over the next week.