I walked .8mi into the Noc this morning.
I had a food drop waiting. Man was I worried about all of my food weight. It's been slowing me down, but since I'm doing this hike for free I'm too scared to ditch any food in a hiker box.
My food box was awesome, mostly snacks and easy to make meals. I even snagged a few tasty treats from another hiker. Some friends wanted to buy lunch, but I passed it up. I don't want to take too much from other hikers. They need their money for their own journeys. But my karma's been good. I walked off to take a shower and there was a snack pack on my sleeping bag when I came back.
I spent all day in the sunshine, resting and talking to hikers as they came through. I got to talk to Steph briefly. I was so happy to hear her voice and know that she's ok. She's in Colorado now.
I might stealth camp here for the night, or I might push on. I just know that first climb out is going to be a bitch with all my food weight right now.