PCT: 2362.9 – 2383.7
Total Miles: 656.6
Same foot saga. Lots of climbing today and lots of down hill walking. I was surrounded by two crowds of hikers and we took lots of long breaks today. I like to socialize, but I also want to keep moving. Since the feet are keeping me to 20 miles per day, I can take longer at breaks and can get up later in the morning. Once the feet get better, I will be less social and more driven.
It was another beautiful, sunny day but cool with a breeze. Perfect weather for me. We ended at a lake that had a small area next to it for 3 tents. Two were already taken when I got there. The third was used as a toilet by some people that didn’t bury their waste. I couldn’t bare to stay there and it was too far to the next campsite on the trail, so I went out looking for somewhere near the trail where I could make into a campsite. I got lucky, tucked behind some trees, just off the trail was a tent site with 3 tent pads. No one was there so I had it to myself. I was sooo happy. I get to get up when I want to, which is 4am and get an early start on my day tomorrow.
Bill (Blackhawk Down)