Personal Record

Tuesday July 16, 2019

22 miles

OMG I slept like the dead last night. It was as if someone had laid me in a coffin and I was dead. I didn’t even do my usual rotisserie roll. I woke up at 4am ready to begin the day, but I could tell SOULFLOWER was still sleeping so I let her sleep until 5am. Because I slept so well I hit a personal record (PR) today. I hit 15.6 miles by noon. That broke my previous record by several miles.

I met a famous hiker this morning. Her name is Dixie. I have been following her blog for years. She is a triple crowner. She has also written a book about thru-hiking. She was on trail with her mom and dog.

I was moving fast this morning but things went down hill after lunch. My feet and ankles started to ache and I was just ready to be done for the day.

View from my lunch spot.

As soon as I got into camp I set up my tent, ate dinner, took a bath and laid down! So glad to be off my feet.

Zoom in to see the momma duck with her babies.

And the mosquitos are still bad.

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