Day 16

I slept really well I fact too well as my snoring kept a few hikers awake. oops

I got up visited the loo then began to pack up. Once packed I made tea and relaxed for 5 minutes before hoisting my pack and heading out.

The first part was typically up and I huffed and puffed up it. AT the top was lovely open place and you could see for miles. Dan , Beth and Tom we’re here . I took some video and a few snaps then took off. mainly climbing. if was sunny and I was trying out my new shorts that i loved. as they had so .much knee room. the trail was more of an obstacle course with large drops to navigate over. Bloody hell . and the slopes with the mud were treacherous. Omg I was almost falling over every second Arrrh. this continued for most of the morning. soon other hikers began to stream past me. But I was in no hurry. The whitety came last me and he was almost running. WTF…..

ploded on I was in no hurry and today my knees felt good. I then passed two other hikers a quiet whoop from me as I went by.

The typically it began to rain. but only drizzle. but i stopped to put on my pack cover .

I pushed on as the rain began to get heavier. but I wasn’t cold so hiked on..

Eventually I began to drop down and could see the road. As I got closer I could make out Preacher.

Hi preacher I called as I crossed the road and up. this part wasn’t too bad ……. Then I reached Jacobs Ladder that nust

kept climbing .Omg it was steep as it vanished up into the clouds. It was also muddy and slippy making it a nightmarish. Puff puff puff I went with one of two swear words thrown it. OMG it just kept climbing on and on. AT last I had made it. stopped dropped my pack and took a huge swig of blackcurrant flavoured water . panted for a few minutes then continued on.

At last the trail began to go down. but it was so muddy and slippy it was bloody awful. I had to walk so slowly or I would be on my arse. so slow it was. the I went sliding down on my arse. Luckily no damage.

Fuck it I said wiping the mud from my body.

right I am going on .I was At the shelter, my target for today, but every thing felt good. (Especially my knees)

I decided to put on my rain jacket then I pushed on .

The trail was fairly easy and kind as I splashed through the puddles and the mud. I sang to myself. slip sliding away as I cursed the mud.

Ping went my watch. cool 4pm another 2 miles I guessed as I plodded on.

Then I heard voices it was Laura. she waz having a shit day and was close to tears. well yes this weather has been shit. Next minute she’s gone racing ahead boy she was fast. I couldn’t even follow her.

soon I emerged on to a road. 1.1 miles to to the next shelter whoop whoop.

it that last 1.1 takes for ever. round, Up, down and repeat……At last i can see the sheter.

When i got there it was sadly full. So I am camping.

I drop my pack change into some dry clothes then find

a spot for my tent. I put up the tent leaving the fly off so that my tent could air and dry.

Then I joined my mates. Dan, Beth, Tyler, Tom, big Red. Laura and others.

After cooking. I retreated to my tent. finished setting up hung my food and so to bed night

milage today 16

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