Day 22: Big hills are ass.
Start: 347.11 bush camp
End: 364.35 guffy campground
The title says a lot. We got going at 7:30 and climbed like animals. I was screaming through water going up up up. My initial 6.5 liters probably wasn’t going to be enough.
Around noon we were looking for a place to hide from the sun for a few hours and eat. We came across a pickup truck where the people were waiting for their buddy who was chopping a tree on the trail up with his chainsaw.
We stopped and i asked them if they had any spare water. They had half a liter and a Gatorade. I have never seen five people so excited over Gatorade! We passed it around in a circle.
They had the most adorable dog with a satellite tracker strapped to it. That dog knew how to mootch food and attention!
Then disaster. Full hemorrhoid flare up. Did what I could. Cleaned, added hydrocortisone cream, took a large dose of anti inflammatory… And then hiked it six more miles to camp.
This means I need to take maybe a week off. Might skip to agua dulce in order to stay with my hiker family.