Miles Today: 15.6
Mile Marker: 649.7
Apparently I forgot to refill my water while I was in town last night. I had a little less than a half of a liter when I got packed up this morning. Water was either three tenths behind me or six miles ahead of me. I left my backpack and headed back toward the stream. It was completely dry when I got there. Six miles ahead it is then. I was quite thirsty by the time I got there, but it was a nice water source. I actually passed a stream a mile before, but it was on private property with cattle. I was thirsty enough to trespass, but the cattle being near the water deterred me. No reason to take the chance of getting sick… or I guess shot for that matter.
The rest of the day was rather nice. There was one climb early in the day, but the rest of it was spent going down a ridgeline. There were some rocky areas that hurt my feet, but otherwise not too bad. Toward the end of the day I ran into Liam who had somehow passed me during the day. He said George’s foot was hurting and he was further behind. I got to my mileage goal for the day and set up camp. About thirty minutes later George showed up and I offered him some Cheezits if he wanted to take a break. We sat and talked for a while and then he headed back down the trail.