I was up early retrieved my food bag and returned to my tent. I fired up my stove and began to strip down. I also made Instant oats as i needed energy as I had a huge climb shortly.
I finished packing drank my tea and I was ready.
Silver Back was just leaving so I set off after her. but she was soon out of sight.
it was a fairly cool morning as I started the climb. omg if went on and on . In places the grass had been cut and it l looked recent. Then I came across a trail worker. I thanked him for his efforts
As I climbed I met several snakes all the same kind but I didn’t know if they were Friendly I gave them a wide berth. I pushed on meeting three more trail workers all with their weed wackers.
So the trail was really nice to walk on I pushed on climbing phew it was warm and steep
Ping went my watch, right I said and decided to take a break . as I was resting 2 slack packers came by. Wow that was a hard climb one said.
I sarcastically replied you want to try it with a backpack on !!
I was just about to leave when Silver Back arrived but by the time I was on trail she had vanished. Wow she must be shifting.
I was now crossing some wide meadows with great views all around
I followed the path as it wound its way across finally dipping back into the forest where I stayed for most of the day ocaiosnly popping out to get a view of the valley.
The hours where counting down as the miles fell.
But I was tired and my pace began to fade and so I was so pleased to at last see the sign that read Shelter. I followed the blue blaze untill the shelter appeared. There was a family who were section hiking.
I found a spot put up my tent then walked back to the shelter to cook tea.
I was joined by the family which was was nice to have the company.
As we chatted a steady stream of other hikers began to arrive. I was just packing up my stove when Silver Back appeared.
“I thought you had gone on” I said.
“No I stopped st the last shelter for a break ” she said.
It began to get buggy around the shelter so I retreated to my tent tp chill and crash
mileage 22 miles
Remaining 1362 Miles
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