Yup, this is the trail. Hop Along at the end there.  

Yup, this is the trail. Hop Along at the end there.  

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 My jacked up hand.  

My jacked up hand.  

 Rattlesnakes for added danger!  

Rattlesnakes for added danger!  

Miles Today: 14.6

Mile Marker: 1,251.4

Today was a challenge. It rained heavily last night.  We had to pack up wet tents and deal with slippery rocks.  Most of the day was boulder climbing.  Thankfully Knife's Edge (jagged rock ridge line) mostly dried out before we got there.  Shortly after I fell and gashed open my hand.  Thankfully Hop Along had just caught up to me and helped me clean and wrap it.  Then later in the day the first spring was dry and I had to bushwhack another half mile to the next spring.  Rough day.  Unfortunately Hot Tea had the roughest day of all.  She is a few days behind us, and I found out from Hop Along she fell and broke her femur.  Really put into perspective my fall.  She is going into surgery tomorrow.  Devastating loss for her and everyone on the trail.  Hopefully she can make it back next year to finish, or heals in enough time to do a flip flop this year.

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