Day 12 August 26, 2016
It started raining at 5:30 this morning and it wasn’t a light rain it’s pouring. I didn’t have service here so I couldn’t check the weather. We decide to wait to see if it would stop soon. I laid in my sleeping bag for an hour reading and listening to the rain, but now I really have to pee and the privy doesn’t have a roof. I wonder if the shelter has an awning all the way around it…no such luck.
We left the shelter at 8:30. It was still raining, but it was pretty light and only continued for another 45 minutes. The sun came out shortly after and out ended up being a beautiful day. The trail however was a mess. A very MUDDY mess!
I finally walked into camp for the night a 5:00 pm with wet and muddy socks, shoes and feet. We completed 11 miles for the day and there were NO easy miles today. We have now passed the half way point, completing 140 trail miles.
I had to dig my first cat hole tonight. I thought this shelter had a privy but I couldn’t find it and I had to go since I didn’t use the very open privy at the last shelter because it was raining.