I was happy to see the sun when I woke up this morning. The sky was still mostly covered I. Clouds but the sun had found a patch of blue to shine through and give me hope for the day. I was packed up and on the trail by 8am despite most of my gear being wet from the night’s rain. I hike a couple hours before stopping for a snack and a dry out session as the sun had found a pretty good sized hole in the clouds.
There was a decent amount of up and down during today’s 23 miles as I got up to around 7,000 feet in elevation at times. That’s up from about 5,000 feet yesterday. Tomorrow I have the drop down into Belden which is at 2,000ish feet in elevation. It should be a fairly quick drop down into the town but I am not necessarily looking forward to the 5,000 foot climb out of town. We will see how it goes.