DAY 3 More brutality

April 16th

I was up fairly early and  soon packed. Okay snail to the water source.
I headed off thinking I could cut across  and join the trail BIG MISTAKE..I ended up walking into a figure of 8 and  again cutting my legs to shreds.
At last I found the trail and pushed on I had probably lost an hour maybe more . Why didn’t I just walk down the road.
At last the next water cache came into view i quickly dropped my pack, signed the register and began to top up my water.
Once done  I set out again and into the brutal furnace of this section, I pushed on until 4pm arrived ,today have not been able to get any pace as my hip is hurting  which is annoying.
It was at least 6.5 miles to the next cache and i was struggling, and my water was getting  low. I began to get doubts of my abilities.  I have completed 2 thru hikes but I’m struggling with this part of the cdt.
The temperatures are up in the 100,s and its only 4 pm . At last some shade appeared so I dropped my pack and hid from the sun. No way can I do 6 more miles so I think I will camp and try to get there early in the morning. As I sat there feeling sorry for myself a sobo  came by.
He told me that there was a cache  under a tree in 3 miles. Perhaps wait a few hours and  you could make that. he said.
Yes I can do that , so around 6pm I headed out, It was still hot  but there was  at least some shade , i plodded on until at last in the distance I could see a tree.
Come on snail you have got this .
At last  i was here and beneath the tree sat 6 water containers  2 were still full whoop. I quickly threw up my tent, put on a brew and then cooked dinner. It was getting dark as I crawled into my bed.
Okay, so to hike this section get up early go as far as you can before you melt, find shelter, Stay there eat dinner hike out around

Mileage 14 not included my mad detour 

Ps sorry for lack of photos it will get better

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