DAY 103 mossie madness’ Bear!

July 25th

My arm went off I snoozed it I. Going yo get up when the sun comes up.

So I did  6.30 I got up and inspected the damage to my house (tent).

The floor was waterlogged. Luckily  I had stayed on my  mattress but my bag was damp.

I opened up my tent  snd stripped back the  fly then hung it on tree to drip dry. I wrung out my shorts , gloves. And socks and did the same.

It was a slow get away.  But I was in no hurry.

At last I was on trail. I finished the climb  and was soon looking at amazing views  all around.  Wow.  I stopped and stared before moving off.

The views all day were amaxing.

I was dropping down into yet another gorgeous lake and watched the mist rising from it.but as I got nearer  I laughed it was two backpapkers and it ws an actual  fire so it was smoke mot mist..(They too were trying to dry out)

I pushed on and decided the next water I was taking a break and  drying my gear.

As I dropped down I could hear voices and soon came across 3 trail workers  putting in a new path. I chatted for a  few minutes before moving off. And soon 

 came to a stream . Perfect I dropped my pack  then went for water. After I took off my tent roll and lay it all out  to dry in the sun

As I was resting a lady hiker came past “Special K”  

Once every was dry I set off . The afternoon had several large climbs and a biggy at the end of the day if I got that far ha ha

By now the sun was doing its best to roast me and the mossies to eat me.oh my god I have been bitten everywhere  and so itchy. 

I passed lake after lake all gorgeous.  Then I came to beautiful lake with  its own beach nice.

As I stood there admiring it  Special k’s husband came by we chatted for a minute  then  he was gone. I meandered  along until I reached a  wide but shallow river. I sloshed across. Then stopped to top up water and take a break.

I was just chilling when the couple came past they must have stopped for lunch

Refueling for the climb snail?

Yes less to carry up I laughed.

And yes it was a very steep climb  and hot as he’ll with numerous blowdowns  to navigate around. 

I pushed on until 4pm  when I needed another break. 

Okay 5 miles to the pass.

I wanted to do it but I was tired,

But set off . I was just checking my map when Monk appeared. Then kid.

I took off after them catching them at the next creek.

We chatted a while   but Monk wanted Mile’s so sped off.Kid was waiting for hot sauce and it wasn’t long until she appeared. 

I got water as I didn’t fancy the long 2.5  climb up.

But still wanted to get a few more miles in.

So set off until I  found what looked like a perfect tent spot.

I set up my tent. There was a suitable tree to hang too. So got my line. Bit rusty but  it was soon over the limb.

I took the precation of eating away from my was sat on a suitable rock. 

I was drinking a cup of tea when I noticed a big black dog. As people pop up everywhere  I wasn’t  bothered.but then I realised it was a bear. He came lumbering towards me until I called out 

“Hey Bear”!

He then looked at me and sped off into the woods.

Sadly my phone was being charged in my tent.

I finished cooking then hung my food bag.

No visters  in the night 




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