4.18 miles hiked/ Solo Camped
Today is the day! I can't wait to hit the trail finally.
I slept in till 9 and then showered for the last time for a bit. I laid in bed nervous for a while before I finally packed up and got my hitch to Agua Dulce. I had to take two hitches to get there.
Once I arrived in AD, I sat in the hardware store waiting for the Mexican restaurant to open. I wanted one last meal before I started walking. I met and chatted with Sarah and Caroline and gave them my extra food and after procrastinating a bunch finally got my legs moving.
Most of today was a road walk and I HATE road walks, but it was good to be back on trail.
I feel ready to take on what comes my way.
I took lots of rests. 4 big ones in 4 miles lol. I have never hiked this slow before, but I keep telling myself to slow down and take it easy to avoid injury. All the little familiar aches and pains are back. I welcome them, but also can’t wait until they leave my body as I get stronger.
My left butt/hip hurts and my feet, but I stretched and used my cork ball and I will again tomorrow. I’m a little worried about the hip but I’m sure I’m just needing to work out the kinks.
I got to my camp site a little after 3. Listened to my audio book for a bit while I did some stretches, snacked a lot and watched my show.
And then took a 30 min snooze, then went back to watching my show.
Camping solo tonight :)
Sadly, there was no sunset. I was looking forward to my first sunset tonight on trail, but it was too much cloud coverage.
I got hungry at 9pm, but didn’t want to eat any more snacks since I needed them and I didn’t want to start up my stove so I decided to eat some dry ramen noodles for dinner.
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