Blazing HOT Day

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Murray Property Shelter 18.3

Total mileage 320.1

Yup, I definitely had a sore throat when I woke up this morning which later turned into a stuffy,  running, and bloody nose. I think it is from the dryness up here. I’m not use to it plus it has been really dusty the last few days. At least I hope that is all it is. 

Today was another struggle at the end of the day. The temperature got up to 88 today and is supposed to be 90 tomorrow.

As I was was hiking my right arm was getting sun burnt so I tied a bandana around my bicep just to keep some of the sun off of me. And each time I would pass a  creek I would wet the bandana to try and help me cool off. It is just so hot. By the end of the day I was dragging. It was a struggle just to put one foot infront of the other. 

I only have a 13.4 mile day planned for tomorrow so that will be easier, but I have to run into to town to pick up a mail drop at the post office that doesn’t open until 8 am so I won’t be able to get as many early morning miles in before the heat gets bad. It was pretty warm by 9:30am this morning. 

I did see a porcupine this morning. This was a first for me. He was right on the trail. He had his quills up as I approached so I gave him all the room he needed. He eventually wandered up and off the trail. 

As I am laying here in my tent I feel so hot and sticky. I can’t put my sleep clothes on because they are thermals. I did wash up when I got into camp but it’s not the same as a shower. 

8 thoughts on “Blazing HOT Day

  1. Hi, Little Bear! I’m so sorry to hear that you’re not feeling well, aling with hot days. I do hope you get some good early bedtimes soon for some R &R.

    Thank you for all of your blog posts. I always look forward to reading about your progress. You might be feeling discouraged lately, with feeling sick and the occasional backtracking, but you really are doing very well. Every step is closer to Katahdin!

    What are the trail towns that you’re approaching right now? I’d like to see exactly in my guidebook where you are. I sure wish I was there with you!

    By the way, I found your recipes on your blog and am going to make that yummy salad you were eating one day when I was with you.

    Hang in there, girl. You are doing great!

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  2. At least you’re not hiking with your sweaty Aunt Julie! She’d be really whiny hiking in the heat.
    You are just chewing up the miles and spitting them out Amy! I can’t believe what’s you’re accomplishing. Pennsylvania in almost in the bag. You go girl.

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