Day 73


We were up early, eager to get started before it got too hot out. The hike today was through a section called the Rollercoaster. As expected, it was a long series of short climbs and descents. Not much to see, so we just sweated through it til after lunch. We didn’t succeed in beating the heat too much, and I was soaked with sweat, possibly a new record – my sleeping bag stuff sack is wet from sweat that seeped through my pack. Gross but true!

We got onto gentler trail in the evening, so pushed to a shelter after about 25 miles. Dinner was a treat – fancy Mountain House freeze dried dinners for both of us. It was dark by the time we setup camp, making this one of our longest days on trail so far.

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