Started out earlier than the others this am. My feet were hurting yesterday, so I thought I’d walk a bit slower to see if that would help.
Udi caught up to me at my morning break and I walked with him for the whole day. We walked by lakes the entire day. It seemed that around each bend we would come upon another pond or lake. Most were fairly small, but we did hang out by Charleton lake for a bit, which was a legitimate lake. While we were on this detour, the others passed us apparently.
Saw the first southbounders today. A couple guys named Red Cedar and Sukos that started at the Canadian border on June 28th. It sounds like they had a real challenging first 300 miles. All of it on snow without being able to see a trail. They relied on their maps and compass and GPS a lot to make it through the mountains up north in Washington. I admire their fortitude to make it through, and am reminded of how excellent of a weather year we have experienced for going north.
Thought the other guys would have camped around mile 30 for the day, but they were beyond 34 at least. Not sure where they are . Udi and I were both ready to stop at the lake where we are regardless of catching up to the others.
I’d say this was one of my favorite days walking the trail. The temps this morning were really perfect, the trail was in great shape and we were in and out of sun/shade. I really like walking by all the lakes, it reminds me of Maine and Minnesota.
Daily Distance: 33.4
Trip Distance: 1,941.2
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