Day number three and I’m at burnt rancher Rea campground mile 41 1/2. Today I went from 2000 feet up to 6000 feet, so I dialed my mileage back to 13 miles a day to save the knees in the feet.
Food, for breakfast I eat seven spoonfuls of an oatmeal, grain mix that I made. For lunch I have two granola bars. Dinner has been a mixture of couscous, mashed potato and some India seasoning.
Water: Not as much of a problem as I feared before my departure. The first day was a bit of an issue, 20 miles and no water so I had to carry 8 leiters which weighed 16 pounds on their own, and since it was day one my Food weighed just over 10 pounds. I ran into people who did not manage their water so well and ended up giving a guy who could go no further and decided to camp 5 miles from the next water and was completely dry1 L of my water to get him through that night and the next morning.
I am doing well all the body parts seem to be holding together generally speaking. The day I started roughly 25 other people started around the same time. Of those probably five have already dropped out.
Until next time it’s still Dean I don’t have a trail name yet.