Friday August 11, 2017
Stealth Camping @ 1193.3 17.9 miles
Total mileage 1193.3
I woke up at 4 this morning and knew that it would get light until 6. I had to use the bathroom so I got up at 4:30 to go to the privy and I got my food bag on the way back. My food bag was hung on a bear pole. On my way back some other tenters were packing up. It doesn’t usually take me long to pack up so I just laid back down for a little bit, but couldn’t get back to sleep so I decided to pack up. I was out of camp at 5:50 am in the dark using a flash light to see.
I was having a tough time today. My pack was really making my hips ache. About 1 pm I got to a shelter and took almost everything out of my pack and repacked it differently. I had Jim send me my water bladder when I flipped back down south because I figured I would need to drink a lot more water. So I haven’t learned how to get everything in a proper place for comfort, but after I rearranged things it was much better.
I saw three more deer early this morning. Two of them just stood there and watched me walk by.
I also started what is called the rollercoaster! It is 13 miles of PUDS (pointless ups and downs).
I didn’t make it to my intended destination for the day. I was pretty worn out from being so uncomfortable this morning plus it started to thunder so I quickly found a stealth spot to camp. Now I am just laying in my tent all dry and cozy. While it is raining outside. BUT… I have to pee and I want to eat dinner and I don’t want to do either in my tent. 😕 I hope it stops soon.