That was a great night slept, except that platform sloped to the right and so we all rolled towards each other in the night
Once I ventured outside i was greeted with an amazing sun rise, and i hadnt had to get up at 3am and hike many miles to see it . I sat on the grass and enjoyed this gourgeous sunrise before heading back to the shelter.
I grabbed the TP and headed to the privy, on the way back i retrieved my food bag.
Once back i packed up and took my pack outside so as not to disturb the other sleeping hikers
I put on a brew before making Instant oats . Once eaten i decided that i would have a hot chocolate, then I was ready to go.
I hoisted my pack then set off, unusually the trail started witha decent , and stayed like this for most of the morning, As the trail began to climb i was greated one again with some amaxing views .I stopped many times to take photos before returning to the climb at the time i emerged out onto the ridge with amazing views all around.
Wow just amazing as i walked i came to a signpost pointing to a side trail, This had been recomended by several hikers so this was the route i chose . Wow even more amazing views a bit sketvhy inplace nut well worth the diversion as it enevtually rejoined the main trail
I had planned to walk for three hours but once my time was up I couldn’t find anywhere to stop so ended up walking on. At last i spotted a suitable palce , I dropped my pack a f took out my Tyvek and took a 40 min break. I was still resting when hiker buddies came streaming past
“Later guys.” i called
Eventually it was time to move , I packed up and set off . I hadn’t gone far when I came across my buddies resting.
“Later guys” I said and continued on ,I had completed just over 7 miles and 5 more was todays target, as I was only going to do 12 miles today
Maybe bigger mileage tomorrow ,I pushed on knowing that I had 3 more big climbs to do . I counted down the hills, until there was just one more , hopefully the shelter would then appear
At last I could see the shelter.( Tri corner shelter) Whoop whoop, When i arrived , it was empty I first was here or had the others moved on.?
I dropped my pack and went and sat in the sun, as i sat relaxing the crew slowly began to arrive and I joined them for supperI liked this shelter as the water ran straight through camp .
After supper we all stripped off and did washing, laying our clothes out to dry in the sunshine .
Only 12 miles today , But it was a hard day.
mileage 12 miles
Remaining 1967 Miles