9.35 miles plus 3 miles to trail (12.35 miles)
Hit 300 miles today.
Immediately after (within 2 minutes I swear) I almost fell to my death. Thankfully, I fell properly and just cut up my right lower leg a bit and lightly sprained my finger, my phone also fell out of its spot and the screen protector smashed a bit. Phone itself is okay though.
I also fell again later almost badly rolling my ankle, luckily it didn’t get too bad and I was able to walk without pain after a few minutes.
We spent some time in a beautiful little oasis during our lunch today. Then around 2:30 pm we found another oasis 1.9 miles from the hot springs to rest till 3:30pm to wait out some of the high heat of the day.
Once we got to the hot springs I immediately got out of my shoes and hiking clothes and got into the creek to cool down my aching inflamed feet. Some locals lent me a floatie to go in the creek with on the way to more hot springs that u have to swim to get to. Then I swam back after the hot springs became to hot for me and charlotte and I chatted with more locals.
After the swimming we got our tents set up, got some nice photos by the water, and then got our dinners going :)
My salad I packed out sadly didn’t keep as I forgot about it in the sun while I was swimming. So I used the bacon bits, seasoning, and croutons in my ramen for dinner. Charlotte also gave me some of her cashews and it made it taste so good! Would definitely eat again. Then I made some tea finally for the first time on trail with my lemonade water and it tasted just like iced tea :)
I met a border collie named Kirby today and he was such a sweet boy.
Crickets are chirping tonight.
It was a good day today. Everyday is hot and hard and painful and always absolutely beautiful.
Oh and I saw a cute spiky lizard finally! I've been looking for them everyday and haven't seen one till today.
No service tonight so a little of my show to calm my anxiety I have been having lately.