July 28 (Day 88)

CS1486.9 to Soda Creek Road (1486.9 to 1398.3)

Daily miles: 11.4

This has been a few days coming.  I keep telling myself to take a short day, but I never do.  I sweat all through the night, never cooling down and wake up at 5 to start hiking before it gets hot.  Whenever I start walking I begin to feel better.  But not today, I feel like I’m racing the sun and I check my phone for the temperature today. 106 degrees.

Hazy Mt. Shasta in the dawn night
I stumble and fall and the holes in my shoes tear wide open.  Chainsaws and big machine noises start up since there’s logging all across these hills.  Ugh.  I keep thinking about the Pacific Northwest, cooler air, something to keep me moving.

Castle Crags, early morning, already hot
I’m getting near town, so I decide to get off for the day.  It’s been over 2 weeks since a rest day, so I’m in the town of Dunsmuir eating and enjoying AC and plumbing.  Plus I get to watch the DNC, which is the only current event I’ve seen in the past 3 months.  I have no idea what’s going on in the real world, but apparently Trump is still prominently involved.  I think I’ll brave the bears and the heat…

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2 thoughts on “July 28 (Day 88)

  1. Your grandfather has shared your site with me and I just want to tell you how much I enjoy taking your hike with you….please don’t stop sharing ……your writing and descriptions and pictures are wonderful……..I love ice cream too and wish I could share some with you one day….we are in La Quinta if you come this way again.

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