Day 31: Oodles of Poodle Dog Bush!
Didn’t get out of the mill creek fire station until 8:15 – a late start. There were two major themes today — first: I never really worked up some get up and go… I hiked with Boots, 3 bucks, and Powder on and off all day. The second half of the day I let powder set the pace. She sets a solid pace that isn’t crushing, but does get the miles done in a steady rhythm.
Second theme: there was poodle dog bush EVERYWHERE. It is nasty stuff, if you touch it, your skin can blister and rash several days later.
Met GoalTech. I was his 1001st trail magic. Powder was his 1000th right in front of me and he gave her several extra goodies including a coke… Which she had been fantasizing about most of the day.