The guys had decided to wake at 5 am  to be on trail by 6 . Mm that’s a good idea I will do the same.

I had tried to leave my tent tidy  so as soo as the alarm went off  I was ready and probably did my fastest  pack. I was ready. See you guys up trail I said and marched out.

I like this early start and was soon crushing miles .

It was 7 to the next water and  the miles appear to be flying.

This is going well. The landscape changing   and the sun not quite up yet. But I was happy.

Water xxxx

Then began to  title as  the heat intensified. 

A TREE I made my way over and dropped my pack .I was dozing when Kevin and jhawkey appeared. Room for two they asked.

We sat here for about an hour,discussing the trail ahead. 

Water was in another 7 miles  a cattle  trough!

But then there was shade at around 2 miles.

We eventually set off but after another hr iwas on fire. We noticed a cuvert and we l went for shade..I seem to require more time to recover than them so they set off for the tree and more shade.  It was just far too hot for me so I stayed put for another 3 hrs.but the miles need to be walked. At six I got ready and decided to try and fix my umbrella to my pack.  Yes success. 

Proud  I walked out and into the wrong directions. FUCK Fuck.

I back tracked ad headed the right way. 

I eventually came to the shade tree.  Where numerous hikers where leaving. I noticed Rocks who I had met before.

She said her and about a dozen overs had Ben at this tree since 12.  .This seems the way to do this trail.i set off after them but wasn’t  getting the pace.

The trail crosses  though lots  of tall grass, as I was nearing the end of one  I heard the unmistakable  sound of a rattle  snake  OMG. I edged around the sound unable to see the snake.

I crossed  several more of these  grass areas. when I heard the second rattle  I had had enough.

At the edge of the field was a a fenced area.  Yup that will do me I dropped my pack and set up.

I had enough water to get to the cattle trough in the morning and enough to make a cup of tea.

I put on my brew looking forward to a warm drink..I tidied  up and began yo get into bed. Then knocked over my tea.

Why  …..

Mileage 15

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