I slept well apart from getting up 3 times to take a wee.
I woke at 6. went to use the privy then dropped the suspended bags. i put Jess’ s and Dans bags by their tents then I put on my stove and then striped my tent.
I put my gear away and was ready to go. I hoisted my pack then set off..
It was glorious but rain. was due later so I wanted to crush .miles early. I also bad my ear buds in for a change book v that would help my milage. I as doing great until the hills Arrived.
I wanted to hike unroll 11.30 before I took a break and I was on target. i leapfrogged several hikers for most of the day. until I decided that I needed a break.
I needed that break.
i hoistedmy packand got back o the trail and up.
if was only moments before I reached the next shelter. I spoke to several other hikers. then i moved on
it was a 2 mile climb that was steep. so so steep I chugged up it took me 40 mins to reach the top ..
and another 5 mins to get my breath back.
The trail then become horrid rock so I couldn’t get any pace .
Then I took the scenic route. it was beautiful but so hard on my feet . eventually I came down phew. The rock had hurt my feet but it was so beautiful up there. As I dragged myself up the next hill. Jess appeared so we walked together to the next shelter.
whoop whoop it’s the 300 mile marker .
I was going on but no I was done. so got water then made tea. it was lovely in the sun but then the bugs drove me back inside.
I cooked dupper and drank my tea then got into my bag night
a good day 300 miles