Miles Today: 16.8
Mile Marker: 1,844.4
For some reason I didn't sleep very well last night. It took everything I had to get out of bed this morning. I was dragging all morning. I got to the first “hut” (Think B&B in the woods, but no showers. They are a thing in the Whites.) and ran into Tin Cup (the other one) and caught up with him. He said Hot Tea, his girlfriend, is doing well and her femur is healing. He's out doing the trail for both of them right now. It was good to see him after so long.
Right after I ate lunch I couldn't stay awake any longer. I knocked out a thirty minute power nap and still felt terrible, but I kept moving. I got to the next hut and there were falls. I found a small pool and got in. The freezing cold water woke me right up. The next seven and a half miles of trail were smooth sailing. I had heard Cheese and Einstein were going to be camped near the railroad tracks, but they weren't there when I got there. I hiked on to the road crossing I needed to catch a ride from in the morning to resupply, and I set up camp. Hopefully I'll get a chance to do laundry and shower. It's been 10 days. It's not a good look… or smell.