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.
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.