PCT Day 29: Midway Hot Day
Day 29 6-16-2015 Sleep 2300 – 330
Miles 1302 – 1351
A fast morning was made by rolling smooth terrain. But then came the heat and no rain. I was hot and the sun frying my brain. Ok,
stop, so to keep you from going insane.
Really? Yeah, I got all day out here to loose my mind. I fear I have mostly reached the flats. The trail goes up and down in small
hills. But gone are the long climbs and
descents. Unfortunately, I find this
terrain to bore my legs and they slow down without the big changes in pace. I hit the midpoint sign post at 1105,
halfway. Holy cow, it seems like I just
started last week….28 days ago. I was
getting really hot and fried out in the sun. The mix of low elevation and heat wave we are
apparently having are making it unbearable during the mid afternoon. I decided to find a shady spot and put my legs
A ninety minute nap did the trick and I was moving fresh again. I can’t help but think, if it stays hot like this, I might have to go to the midday nap again. Which, I would love to work, but I remember it did not leaving the desert. Finally the sun went down and the temperature cooled just slightly. It was the first time since the morning I wasn’t uncomfortably hot. I rolled along through a forest and smelt the sulfuric smell of a geyser. Geysers are neat, I think, but I didn’t want to sleep in the stink. So I trudge on a bit through a campground, up a hill and found a sweet forresty spot to sleep.
|Only 1325 miles to go!|
|Sometimes the trail is technical, others it not even a trail|