Day 11 Buro homestead

My first cowboy camp and I slept really well, the rest of the guys began to move around 6am so I  I let the air out of my mattress and  began to pack  I was quite surprised how quick I was packed up compared with my tent.
As I was packing I heard the voice of Kevin and Hawkeye morning guys i shouted . Okay to the trail, It started gently but then became an epic climb. I was not able to get any speed. Omg I was slow so slow and the climbs kept climbing this going to be a crap day. I came to a clearing that had amazing views so stopped to admire the views before going back to the climbing . This is crap I Said to myself  trying to urge myself on, then around the next corner was Kevin & Hawkeye who had stopped to get their breath too..

I took up the rear but didn’t have their stamina. at last the trail began to level out as i headed into a forest the aroma of cedar was delightful…  but then I crossed onto a more rocky trail but was so lovely to walk through. In the distance I could see another mountain which meant another climb and climb I did and it was steep up and up but at least there was shade. Finally I was at the top Phew . Then of course it was  straight down. The down meandered  down through more cool forest. I spied some rocks so went to take a break  I waved to Kevin and Hawkeye as they passed. Okay back to the trail. It continued down through a sweet smelling forest .
But then it got steeper and I’m not that confident that my feet would stay. So my pace became a crawl Once down I did several zigzags as i tried to work out where the trail was going to take me .i pushed on as the sun grew hotter

I was planning to call in a the Burro  campground as  they have WIFI there as I need to get my phone fixed as guthooks  has stopped working so I cannot calculate  mileage  which is makes it pointless.
At  last I came to the road and turned right the Homestead was a mile off trail. 
I kept plodding until the campground  came into view.  Hurrah, but it was still a fair way to the actual complex. In the distance I could see hikers so made my way over, Their were 4 other hikers here plus Kevin and Hawkeye. 
I signed in, before dropping my pack. Next time for a shower. Omg that was so good.
I then found a spot to put up my tent then from about 12pm to about 4pm I spent trying to get guthooks to download Finally it appeared to be working but what a waste of a afternoon. Oh well
As I sat here several deer began to wander around unfazed by us hikers obviously  it safe for them here
I seem to be having so much bad luck on this trail, hopefully things will start to fall my way…please 
Kevin and Hawkeye  just filled up with water and headed straight out. The four are staying and I am too but want to get on trail early and try and push miles. Its 20 miles to the next water omg. Which is a long long way. Well a wasted day but an important day.

Nero  6 miles.

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