I slept so well at Boulders oak. I woke about 7am and noticed that Bison was also camped here , but by the time I had broke camp he was gone. I Must get more organised !. I refilled my water ate breakfast then back to the trail. Today I didn’t have any mileage in mind. id just walk. The trail started in a wooded area which was cool and easy on your feet. Before beginning it’s normal climb. Later in the day I caught bison and began swapping miles with him.By lunchtime I was struggling and began to look for some shade to take a nap. Later I was passed by an English guy who had hiked the ADT TRAIL he gave me lots of good advice. Most I already knew but it was good to hear it again. He tried to encourage me to push myself. …!!!! And get to Mount Laguna
But the heat and this bloody heavy pack I was struggling. He towed me along for a while but he was too fast. And I needed to rest. But plod on I did or rather trudge .Then I met Eric. Eric had a good pace and as we chatted he pulled me along and the miles fell away. Soon we were approaching Mount Laguna .whoop. But then I ran out of energy and let Eric go as my pace became a slow trudge. At last the campsite came into view. It said closed! But their was water as I walked through I met Eric who was beginning to cool dinner … I was exhausted so pitched camp and began cooking too. He decided to take a walk into town, but i was done .Eric seems to be like the Duracell Bunny he just keeps on going!!!
But whoop whoop I had done 15 miles today amazingly But I’m done.
Tomorrow hope to get shake down of my kit and weight reduced
Yes i ready did take this monster oh a stove !! was i mad YES I WAS !!