Hobbled into a dry shelter to set up my wet gear and we had another huge thunderstorm that night. It was good rain and put out a forest fire that was threatening my hike for the next day.
Took the morning off to dry everything and hiked 5 miles to Betty Creek, where I found a great spot in the rhododendron and by a great stream.
Up early to tackle Mt Albert. Took me several hrs to get up and over all the boulders. Literally felt more like a rock climber. Best part was reaching the top and having a 20 something boy call me a “badass”. I’ll take it!
Made my way down the other side and the trail followed a stream.
Long day. Made it to Rock Gap and hitched a ride in to Franklin for supplies.
So, icing the foot, grabbing supplies and back out to the trail in the morning.
Trying to cram in as many veggies as I can while in town. No phone service for a week and it’s a little overwhelming to try and respond to everyone, but love you all.
Forgot…another small milestone.