Saturday August 18, 2018
11 Miles Total Milage 76
Our camp spot this evening.
We had mice in the lean-to early last night. I think they realized that we didn’t have anything for them and they left us alone the rest of the night.
The girls all packed up and ready to go.
I heard a tree or tree limb fall during the night and I hoped that what I heard was not a bear getting to our food. The food bag was still in the tree the next morning undisturbed.
The trail this morning was a mud bog.
I woke up at 5am and tried to remain quite so the other girls could sleep, but the other Amy said good morning to me at 530. She is a morning person also.
Amy leading the way across a temporary bridge.
As I am laying here starting the next days blog before heading out for the day it sounds like it is still raining or it may be water dripping from the trees. If it is just water dripping from the trees it sounds like a lot of water. I could hear it raining off and on throughout the night. The rain was not forecasted to totally move out until 1pm today.🙁
Aunt Julie made it across safely.
Have I mentioned I HATE putting wet socks and shoes on! That’s up there with setting up your tent in the rain. Most of my low points on the trail involve wet weather.
Aunt Julie’s boots sitting in the sun somewhat drying out.
We started out with rain jackets on and didn’t remove them until we stopped for the day at 1pm. We stayed mostly dry except for our feet. They were wet to begin with and stayed wet because of the wet overgrowth next to the trail. There were some boggy areas but the trail was mostly flat and easy walking.
Shortly after stopping for the day the sun came out and I was able to dry my socks and shoes.😀
We relaxed in camp and made mileage plans for the rest of the trail. We are now over half way.