Daily Miles: 13
Total Miles: 94
It seems that Mother Nature had other plans for last night. Instead of the quiet and dry night we had hoped for, we had a very windy and rainy night. Since we had settled for a more exposed campsite last night, it meant that among us, we had varying ranges of wet gear this morning. Knowing we were heading to civilization today, we didn’t really care about the wet gear, since we would be able to dry things out indoors.
It was very cold, wet and windy as we started walking and it stayed that way for the rest of the day. Most of trail today was very exposed and the wind and rain made us chilled to our cores…definitely in the danger zone. We just had to keep walking to get through it. We hardly drank or ate anything while walking because we didn’t want to stop and because our hands were so cold it was hard to grab snacks from our pockets.
It was definitely a miserable day of walking. But luckily it was a short day and we made it down to the road where we were going to meet up with Beardoh’s mom just after 11:30am. We ended up making ourselves some hot drinks to help us warm up. It definitely felt good to get the warmth, but it was still cold, windy and a bit rainy.
Unfortunately, with some confusion about where to meet up, we ended up waiting for Bonnie for about three hours. But once we were finally in the car with the heater on, we could finally relax.
When we were first putting together our plan for this hike, we thought it was a bit silly to have a rest day after just our first section. But now, we are so excited to be able to rest inside tomorrow (it is supposed to be cold and rainy tomorrow as well) and let our bodies heal. We are currently relaxing at a comfortable AirBnB about an hour from the trail (the luxury of having Beardoh’s mom in the area temporarily) We are looking forward to eating pizza tonight and not doing much else.