Just past the start of segment 2 I came across the tailings of a quarts quary. A couple of trees ringed a small flat mound and seemed it would do.
This was the first bit of “total isolation” I experienced on the trail. The first 6 miles of Waterton Canyon was packed with families. Once on single track I was passing hikers and bikers who were finishing their day trips. Even as I neared section 2 I passed a couple of bikers who were finishing up the Colorado Trail Race. Of course at the section 2 trail head I encountered more people.
But this spot was isolated, except for the occasional airplane flying high overhead. And was every bit of Colorado that you can imagine.