Today was the toughest day yet. After doing our laundry at the hostel, we left around 11 to begin our hiking for the day. It was raining as we ascended the first mountain of the day. Overall, we hiked up and over six peaks today. Our legs were tired from yesterday, but we decided to hike to Low Gap Shelter. We hiked 11.5 miles in the rain, with the rain becoming steadier as we descended Wildcat Mountain. We came upon a box of trail magic as we came out of Hogpen Gap, but it looks like our trail magic luck had run out. There was no food left by the time we got there late in the afternoon. And I could see why as we came into camp around 5. The shelter is full and there are a bunch of tents set up here. I’m pretty beat, so I hope I can sleep well tonight. Though I’m not sure as there may be some thunderstorms tonight. Great, my favorite…(note sarcasm)
We were tired, cold, hungry, and wet when we came into camp, but we’re doing better now as we saw some familiar faces and changed into our clean, dry clothes. I’ve never been so thankful to have clean, warm clothes in my life. Here’s to hoping for a sunny, warm day tomorrow so we can dry out all of our stuff.
Also, thank you to everyone who is reading, commenting, and liking my blog. It’s really encouraging to hear from people back home and even those of you that we don’t know! At the end of the day, I really enjoy reading your messages and it helps both us to keep moving on our journey. 🙂
And fun fact of the day: we have already hiked over 50 miles since Thursday. Holy moly! I can’t believe it either.