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.
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.
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…