Get comfortable being uncomfortable.-Navy Seal
Started today at 6:40 AM. Hugh drop me off and I immediately started to climb. The trail was over grown in many sections and I felt like I used my trekking poles more for clearing the way and helping me along for the first hour..
The trail was also wet this morning after that big storm we had yesterday. I was so lucky I was already done for the day by the time that baby hit! The storm cleared the humidity out of the air and the morning was beautifully cool and wonderful for walking.
I saw my first human at noon today. It had been a very solitary morning with just me and the rocks. I saw a second guy setting up a tent away from the trail about an hour later and that was it for humans. It was just me and the rocks.
The saga of the shoes continues. I don’t think they are too small. I think it was a toenail that was a little ingrown. I wore the new shoes all today and they did pretty good. My feet are still sore because of all the rocks. I’m trying not to complain because I know the rocks get worse and I want to save the complaining until later. (Grin)
The skies were beautiful today. Plus there was a gentle breeze almost all day long that made hiking a joy. But it also brought out the birds. I don’t know what kind they were and I think there were different kinds, but the birds were soaring on the thermals.