25 miles hiked
588.2 total miles
The morning starts off shaky. There are trails and two track forest service roads leading everywhere, and I get off-trail more than once. I also trip over a branch and fall flat on my face. This is enough to throw me into temper tantrum territory. “I am a child, a third grader,” I think to myself. The afternoon is much better. We meet some new hikers and leap frog them, all of us settling down together for the night in a large meadow at the top of a long climb.