Yesterday I managed to get in 11 miles even with the late start. Today I plan to do 18 miles. It didn’t get as cold last night as we thought it would. I actually had to take some layers off during the night. It may have dipped down into the 30’s, but it definitely was not in the 20’s.
As I am squatting on the sleeping platform in the shelter packing up my gear I fall backwards off the platform onto the ground about 30 inches below and hurt my wrist. It is swollen and looks out of shape. I think this is not good. I try to pack up the rest of my gear but really can’t use my right hand and if I can’t do that I can’t be out here alone. The other hikers help me get packed up. I call Jim and tell him what happened and that I am headed back to the Dam. He comes to my rescue again. I love that guy. He picks me up and takes me to the nearest walk in clinic for xrays. It’s fractured! SHIT! I really didn’t think it was because it’s not that painful unless I try to use it. The doctor at the clinic recommends that I see an orthopedic surgeon. So on Monday we will make some calls and go from there.