30 Mar Day 3 – Heat
At mile 37.6. Hiked 17.6 miles today.
It is hot! I think my main job is going to be to keep from getting overheated. Kind of hard when there is no shade and you are climbing with a pack loaded down with water. Today everyone was trying to make it to Long Canyon Creek. It was a long climb in the sun. From now on, I’m starting very early to avoid at least some of the heat. Also thinking about slowing down some in order to avoid hottest part of the day.
I’m meeting a lot of thru-hikers now. There is Adam from Wales, Quoi from Montreal, Jack, Dirty Duck, Moglie, Nightcrawler, Solo, Ryan, and G just to name a few. Ryan, G, and I are sharing a campsite. I hiked with Solo for a short while. He is my age and taking it slow due to a hip and knee injury.
Here is how I’m dressed. Salomon Trailrunners with gaitors to keep sand out and big hat to keep sun off. Read the sign I am standing by. In that heat, I had no plans to go off trail unless I saw a big leafy shade tree. There were none. 🙂
Here are some views coming out of Lake Morena.