Monday August 21, 2017
Stealth camping @ 1366.4 19.4 miles
Total mileage 1366. 4
So I totally missed the solar eclipse today. I just forgot about. I know it was today because I had talked to another hiker about it this morning and I even had spacial glasses to view it with. SITSU brought them to me when he took me out to lunch. I was just so worried about this huge climb today that it just slipped my mind. I can even remember thinking during my climb that the sun is behind a cloud and that it was a nice relief from the heat. That was such a blonde moment. Oh well…
I had a 3000 foot climb 10 miles into my day today with temperatures in the upper 80’s. It just fried my brain. I started the climb at 11 am and took a break for lunch at noon. Shortly after continuing the climb I was stung by a wasp in my thumb. It swelled up pretty good and hurt like hell.
I finished the climb at 2:15 and arrived at the shelter I was thinking of staying at but the place didn’t really appeal to me so I hiked on to another campsite. Plus it was a little early to quit in the day.
I found a sweat grassy meadow to call home for the night and a great place to hang my bear bag. Although I got my line tangled in the tree. I was able to get it out, but on another try I wasn’t so lucky. I ended up having to cut the line. So I now have two short pieces of bear line tied together. 😠 Now I’m off my sore feet and relaxing. Yeah.