I had set my alarm to 4.45. But I began to hear noises far earlier. And when I stuck my head out the gang had gone omg that really really early.
I let the air out of my mattress and began the task of waking up.
I had slept well but was still tired.
As last I was ready I walked the distance to the club house used the facilities .hoised up my pack switched on my head torch and headed out.
Omg I don’t know what was wrong with me but I was puffing and panting and wheezing. . Fuck come on snail. I slowly made it out of the complex and back onto the dirt road. It was still pitch dark but again the stars looked amazing. I hadn’t gone far but thought I would just check as there were several roads in….
To my utter shock guthooks had decided to go blank on me again .fuck fuck really I spent all yesterday trying to fix it and it was working but no not today
I made my way up the road hoping that it was the right one
At last a Cdt marker. Thank fuck i said. And pushed on down thectrail e and my legs were working. The trail appeared easy to follow and I felt I was doing great. As the day progressed I passed several tents.the occupants we’re just rising. Morning.
I pased by and continued on the
trail. The trail was really nice just how I like it. I came to my first gate . Near by was another tent.
On i pushed. It was going to be a long day 20 miles to water. I wasn’t sure if I could do that.
But it was still cool as thecsun was yet to rise and I felt good .
The trail and the miles passed by .several hikers passed me not hard to do lol. Then I came to a climbs and it was steep and long and by now i was hot. At the next crossing I stoped and removed my outer shirt (it was cold this morning).
That’s better I pushed on until 9am and took my break. I took off my shoes dressed any wounds . And ate some snacks . Okay back to the trail. I went to open the next gate but it was so tight
Luckily a a German hiker appeared , her name was bbq chicken. We opened and closed the gate together then i hiked on . The sun was now hot at 78 phew and it was uphill for a while
The next section was littered with felled trees..
I wondered why maybe not a proper species ? In the background I could heat chain saws so they must be still at it.
I then came to a large bottle of water.great I drank a few Swiss itcwa cold.
AT the next road I came across the tree fellers. I asked why ,?
One of the Katie’s said these tres drink too much water so the others die..so
The trail now had become a mystery which way do I go.at last I found it . But the trail was messy and of cours up and the sun was now trying to melt me .
Okay i will push on until 1 pm
After my last climb I saw people it was the 4 who were now 3
Wheres he gone ? He had pushed onbto the next water.
I dropped my pack and relaxed.
I said to shoes about my phone and guthooks again . He was also amazed.
While I had the time I deleted it again and with service downloaded a freah install and again it worked.
Guthooks was fine . But the new owners keep adding g crap that no one wants grrr
Shoesxwas caring far too.much water so he gave me a a litre.
They moved off 9.6 to water.
I wasn’t sure if I had 9.6 in me but set off after them.
It was stillmelting out there 98. So I stopped and rigged up my brolly so a lite extra shade but it was hot.
I pushed until 4 thrn took another break still 6 to go ..NO
Okay back to the trail.at a road junction I took a wrong turn and rhre was a wat cache. Bloody great. That gives me options.
The trail marched down a dirt track before switching to a river bed.my fav A its just sand crap to walk through. I marched on for hrs I would have put up mt tent but there was no where
The time ticked by. Then I spied a place. It would be a compromise but in done.
I threw up my tent then began to cook.i made a cup of tea and a cup of hot chocolate. Then cooled couscous. But the mix made fat too much.i havnt yet go my trail hunger. So ended up loosing about half.
As a treat I had another hot chocolate in bed.
Mileage 20.6 whoop.
Highest ever. But it felt like