The whole day was “normal” hiking for the most part. I was going to push on as it was only 4pm but the forecast was calling for severe thunderstorms, heavy winds and possible hail after 4pm and I was starting to hear the thunder. . So I decided to call it quits early with the protection of the shelter calling to me. Of course, it didn’t rain, but the extra rest was well earned. I hope I’m not regretting the missed miles tomorrow. It was nice drying out wet/muddy boots by the fire.
There’s definitely more tough miles to come but the hardest stretches should be behind me..I hope!