Land of the Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel

I knew I needed to mash some miles today to get in position for Forester so I started early and hiked my ass off all day. Twelve hours hiking (not including breaks). 23 miles!

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I felt good until around 1400, and by 1730 I was exhausted (hiked until 1845). Thunderstorms started at 1530 and I got some snow and later some hail, but mostly it was a beautiful day.

The trail is deserted. I passed four tents around 7, otherwise I only saw two people all day.

I only have to do 20 miles tomorrow to get in position for Forester. I hope the weather holds.

 

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