Miles hiked: 36.5
|sunrise May 19|
Ten seconds after I sat on the toilet a giant spider fell off the ceiling and landed on my thigh. Without screaming, I hastily brushed it off me. I finished my business while keeping my headlamp trained on this evil thing.
Adrenaline was flowing, so sleep was again a fickle mistress. At 5:00 am, I packed up and started walking just in time to see the best PCT sunrise thus far.
|Hiking in the Trees|
|HYOH - with trail family|
|Trail to Hikertown|
As I was leaving Hikertown at 6pm someone asked if I was leaving. I nodded and mentioned I’m shooting for 17.3 more miles.
He replied “You’re a fucking legend.”
I thought to myself “Nah, I know Legend1.” and replied “No, I’m just stupid.”
|Shadow of a Thru-hiker|
Just before 12:30 am we stopped just short of the targeted water source and collapsed into our sleeping bags with exhaustion. We had escaped the heat and completed a very very long day. It was my longest hiking day ever.
1. - See day 20 to fully understand this statement.