Day 140 Climb every mountain ford every stream

1st September
A good nights sleep  but i seem to be like Austin Powers  im missing my mojo I woke with my alarm and just lay there. .the next alarm went and I  cancelled it .There wasn’t the sound of rain but camping close to a creek it was sodden with condensation.its no good, to finish the Pct I need to finish I put on my stove and packed my damp kit into my damp pack put on my wet socks and put my feet into my wet shoes. Okay its not late I can do this I drank my tea . waterproofs on all round .Lets walk…….
I made my way out of the camp site and through the forest dodging under dome huge fallen trees.i was feeling good but I just didnt have any ooomph .maybe its all these climbs every one says this. Section is a toughy well im finding it so..I meandered through the woods staring at all the different mushrooms, toadstools and fungi all amazing colours and shapes. It was not long till I heard the sound or rather roar of water.i couldnt see it but I knew I was following it.oh my god it was the tree jumping game and to make it more fun lets do it in water
.I must of crossed 2 dozen ice melts whilst manovering over and around logs.The roar was now getting louder meaning I was getting closer.i came over a large bank and there it was a main feed from a glacier all milky white
Luckily there was a bridge well almost it had collapsed in the middle  but was still crossable with care..I made my way across the swirling waters and over thr other bank guess it was time to climb and climb I did.
After an hour I stopped took of my rain jacket and woolyhat had a long drink and continued up and up oh and up oh sun there is sun and I can see mountains and snow wow up and up
Then Wow more mountains came  into view they were all around. I continued to climb into another forest but it was steep omg it was steep
Both my feet hurt im guessing because of wet socks etc I dropped some pain killers and climbed higher.OMG the views were even better sadly I dont know what they are called but they are stunning. I climbed over the saddle and wow even better views of more mountains and fantastic valleys.
I began to climb down through more trees phew .ping went my watch. Yes that will do.i ate cereal and chilled for 10 minutes before back to the trail.
I had to Ford another creek dont get wet snail.!.Phew safely across
Oh and up we go and up and up zig zag switchback after about an hour I reached another saddle and it was Omg OMG OMG Moment the mountains stretched out in front of me I was stunned by what I was seeing I sat down and just started
Just fantastic.
Then I began a very very long trek down .slowly to begin with as it was snowy snd slippy and a long drop lol
At 2.30 I stopped for lunch checked my feet and rested I still hsd a long long way to go down so that I could climb up the other side lol
After lunch I began my decent again I psssed a gorgeous lake but as it had snow on it it was brrr but a beautiful blue colour. Just by the lake set several hikers I said my hellos then continued on as I crossed another Creek I disturbed a huge trout well it looked like trout but more pink.i Could of caught him but i needed to walk as my milage the last few days has been crap down and down I went in places it was clay and due to the recent rain it was scary. I must of been going down for hours but every now and then another mountain or waterfall would catch my eye.
Again I heard the roar of more water and I came to another large bridge over another glacial melt I checked my gps I had done 14 miles and it was 4.30 really I said to myself I had expected more.
No what I should of done was to fill up with water . (Like I usually do when im tired  so I can camp) But I didn’t. Water was in 9 miles but I thought well there is bound to be a spring and it was 4 miles up theres bound to be a flat spot NO NO NO
I set off up and it was a steep up and up and up puff puff switchback after switchback higher and higher but no water and no flat spot after two hours i was knackered please just a flat spot but nothing I walked on and on then thought I’ve had enough On one switchback it was fairly wide so that’s where I stuck my tent. I had 1 liter  of water so 1 cup of tea and dinner  and now for bed
Still not a good day but betterOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 20140901_195126 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

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