Sunday May 14, 2017
Church of the Mountain Hiking Center 15.5
Total mileage 270.4
I took a zero yesterday to rest up while avoiding hiking on a rainy day and to see how things were going to be after my accident. As SOULFLOWER and I were walking around town yesterday doing our town chores my knees were pretty sore. So I took some aleve before bed last night and felt much better this morning.
I ate breakfast in the hotel room. Yogurt, banana and granola that I got at the store yesterday. SOULFLOWER walked back to the diner for breakfast and I met her there later. Then we took a cab back to the trail together.
We all had lunch together at a shelter while avoiding another short rain shower. That was just good luck.
The trail today was again more rocks and one boulder scramble (Wolf Rocks). I was lucky enough to still be hiking behind HOOTIE for this so I was just able to follow him through it. I am not a fan of heights so it helps just to focus on someone infront of me rather than having to look all around and pick my way through it. Thanks HOOTIE! Wolf Rocks was much easier than the Knife Edge that I had to do alone a few days ago. That one scared me.
We were all headed to Church of the Mountain Hiking Center (a church run hostel) to sleep inside and get a shower. There was rain again tonight so I was glad to be inside again.
I have a supply box at the post office that I will pick up tomorrow and it has a merino wool shirt in it that I am excited about. I purchased it with my REI dividend. Merino wool is not supposed to absorb body odor like sensethic fabric does. Because after only one day of hiking my shirt really stinks. After a few days I can hardly stand myself.