Day One

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The way out of town by ridgeline

After days of rest my backpack felt like 100lbs., but I’m back on the trail and made it 8 miles to first campsite. My leg feels like caca and tomorrow is 11 miles to next camp with water source. Don’t know if I mentioned this, but water weighs 2.2lbs per liter. Normally you can carry 1.5 and make it a few miles to the next stream. It’s hot and humid and I could go through a gallon in no time. Plus cooking water. So, tomorrow will also be caca.

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Ridgeline view from town. Did this today.
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I start with the uphill tomorrow. 4m up, 3m down
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These mushrooms are everywhere, but hard to get good photo
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Back in the emerald forest
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Rhododendron

Tired and hungry. Hiker midnight (8pm) comes all too soon.
Goodnight
Digdeep

6 thoughts on “Day One

  1. You give “you go girl” digging deeper depths. Damn. And everyone thought going to Thailand was bold.

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  2. One foot in front of the other and lots of fffffft sounds when you exhale. Maybe the trail Angels will leave a cooler chest tomorrow. They know how inclines can be!
    “Awesome ain’t easy. NO WHITE FLAGS”

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