Day 62

Sunday 10 June.

I slept well and was stripped down and ready to go by 7

I was a nice sunny morning . hmmmm going to be hot I thought.

my first target was the be t shelter maybe 3 miles away . shapes had come past my tent last night to get there.

I was I.pressed as I was struggling this morning itvwas all up.hill and steep at that .

I had to keep stopping . co.e on snail .I pushed but I see.ed to be dead. I slept well I ate well come on. I eventually came to the shelter but as it was off trail I decided not to visit it.

as I passed it the trail flu.bed even steeper I urged my self on .up and up .the trail was well kept and cut back but itvwas just steep and rocky so I struggled to get any speed up.

eventually I decided to stop for a morning break . a sign that I am struggling . I ate snack Bx glugged water. I was still relax ing when shapes passed by.

I finished my break then set off down the trail but I still didn’t have any ummph. Even my normal plod was slow.

Eventually I came to the next shelter there was one tent left but I I passed it to get water I recognised the owner. Ma. good effort.

this guy walks miles and late into the night .

I told him .that I was struggling

so.i pointed out that it was a very steep elevation.

I filtered water then took off it was 12 miles to town but with more climbs I dontvthink Sunday 10 June.
I slept well and was stripped down and ready to go by 7
I was a nice sunny morning. hmmmm going to be hot I thought.
my first target was the shelter maybe 3 miles away. shapes had come past my tent last night to get there.
I pushed on. but was struggling this morning with the steep climbs so kept stopping. come on snail .I kept pushing but had no energy , What’s wrong with me !I slept well I ate well come on Snail I urged myself on eventually coming to the side trail to the shelter but as it was off trail I decided not to visit it.
as I hiked on the trail climbed even more steeply . Again, I had to urge myself on and up even though the trail was steep it was well kept and cut back. but the rocky surface was struggle for my feet and so I decided to take an early break, a sign that I am struggling. I ate a few snacks and glugged down some water. I was still relaxing when shapes passed by.
I finished my break then set off down the trail, but I still didn’t have any oomph, even my normal plod was slow.
Eventually I came to the next shelter, out by the front stood one lonely tent. As I walked past it to get water I recognised the owner
Bloody good effort I said
This guy walks miles and late into the night .I told him that I was struggling
He pointed out that it was a very steep elevation., which made me feel slightly better.
I topped up my water then took off it was 12 miles to town but with more climbs I don’t think I will get there today .
I continued climbing but this part was open with no shade and I was roasting as the sun beat down oh and did I say it was steep oh and so hot. It seemed to take me forever to climb it. Once up of course it was straight down which annoyed me as my foot now began to hurt as I stumbled over the rocky trail
My map said I should be going down but I just kept climbing , when I came to a stream I filled up as I had decided to camp at the next suitable spot .
I pushed on then my energy returned , how mad is that I thought as I steamed into camp
I had just got my tent up and had begun to relax when the rain came big buckets of it the sky went black as the Sun retreated oh well I guess that I will be cooking in my tent again

Start 764
Finish 784
mileage 20 miles
Remaining 1406 Miles

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