I woke up this morning and just wanted to stay in my sleeping quilt and listen to the small waterfall I camped next to. I had to settle for getting up and eating my morning Honey Bun, as I sat on a rock by the small waterfall. A Honey Bun is usually my first breakfast, followed by a Poptart for the second breakfast a hour and a half later.
The first few hours of hiking this morning were uphill and along a ridgeline, both were one large continuous boulder field. I started to question if it would ever end. Slow going for sure. The morning wind had a surprise chill to it on the ridge, so I put on more clothes.
Around lunch time things warmed up. So I ate and then took a nap in the sun, laying flat in the dirt. It was wonderful.
Today, I hiked up and down mountains and through farm pastures. It was a good day today. Saw 1 deer today. Also had my first woodtick of the trip. I have been looking for them. Picked mine up in some prairie grass.
Started hiking at 7:30 a.m. and got to camp at about 7:30 p.m. after a 21 mile hike today. Climbed almost 4,000 feet in elevation today. Quickly made dinner and hurried to bed.