This post is from August 29, 2018.
My pace, elevation profile and other GPS track information are viewable on:
I awoke to the smell of bacon and eggs being cooked by Paul Congdon. That breakfast was a great way to kick off my 4-day 3-night 80-mile push to Belden. I bid goodbye to Paul and Cameron at 8:45am and started a 5-mile climb, having regained seven thousand feet altitude. During that climb, I had these views:
This whole 80-mile segment is plagued by long dry spells and I was delighted to find a piped spring running where I drank the cold water untreated.
Late in the day, shortly before camp, note my low-volume water collection technique using the leaf, learned on the AT:
This deer stood just off the trail, watching me for a long time, completely unafraid.
Feet healing well. Will stop needing duct tape in another day or two.
My campsite tonight: