Day 3

Hawks campsite to hooch.

I woke about 3am and emerged from my tent at 7 .30.i visited the privy left a donation. I then removed my food from the bear box and headed back to my tent.

I put my stove together and it water o to him I as I broke camp. Mike sandles was ready packed but Joe next door was still sleeping. I made tea.oh that tastes so good. as I sat drinking my tea German man came past we chatted for a while then I finished packing. i decided to make another cuppa tea. Joe finally emerged and offered me some sun block Thanks Joe.

I am away and shortly join the trail .I march on but the trail is gnarly. crap. I love gently and sowly .it’s ages till I reach the turning to Hawk shelter the one we shod have got too yesterday if we could only read !!.

I caught a d passed several hikers .always a good sign . at last the rock stopped Nd a normal trail began but not for was up and down the ups were crap ad the downs were worse. I eventually caught Jonathan he had stayed at the shelter, but every body camped due to the mice..

At last a nice part of trail enabling me to get a bit of speed up.this was nice so I took some video.

Eventually I dropped down into a gap.Germa man and Jon were there we said our Helios then I pushed on and up

God the ups were steep and I ground to an almost halt. I chugged some lemonade and shuffled on and up puff g and panting. It was also hot very hot. and no shade. a group of 4 past me and disappeared into the distance. I pushed on and the trail became nice again, allow g me to push. To my right I began to here water ow g a d eventually I dropped down v

beside it. The 4 were just moving on after filling up. I crossed the river and dropped my pack. took off my shoes and socks the dipped my feet I to the cool waters.heven.

I filled up and was resting when several other hikers appeared. they were heading for goo xxx. another 4 miles.

I popndered for few minutes and decided I too could do that. so hoisted my pack and strolled off down the trail. I past the camp mile 8 that I was heading for and kept going.. I hope this isn’t a mistake I muttered to myself.

God it was hot as I pounded down the trail and I slurped my water. no good need to stop .it’s roasting.i got more water and washed my face. I was now beginning to run out of energy. Flat spot with a tree at last I am on xx mountain. I put up my tent and collapsed. I’m down.

I am so hot .

The view .

my next chore was to hoist my food or hang my food


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