Day 113

‚ÄčDay- 113

Date- 8/6/16

Location- Forested ridge

Elevation- 7,156 ft

Distance Traveled Today- 25.8 miles

Distance Traveled Total- 1,583.6 miles

Weather/Temp- partly cloudy, 70s

Injuries- none

Pain level- low

Spirits/Morale- relaxed

Days without shower- 4

Hunger/craving- low

Managed to get back to the trail by 9, and hiking by 9:30 after talking with some other hikers that were sitting by the road. 

I felt good,  but I didn’t feel like rushing myself. Keeping a very comfortable pace,  I took very few breaks as I encountered 1,200 ft climb after 1,200 ft climb.  I think I did about four of those in total,  each descent being about the same as the climb.  It was grueling,  but I didn’t exert myself.  

To be honest,  it was a very uneventful and unproductive day in terms of interesting thoughts, internal dialogues, wildlife, etc. 

I stopped hiking around 7, with a little over 25 miles completed.  It’s so cool to see what was once considered a big day, come so easily to me now.  As I pushed myself harder,  my legs began to move faster with less effort each day.  What feels like “leisurely walking” with minimal effort,  is actually a 3+mph pace.  My body is reaching the levels of endurance that its been reaching for.  

“Push until you feel you can go no further,  then push a little more;  next time that feeling will come later.”

Words to live by.  

I want 36 miles tomorrow.  



  1. We are landlocked in Kansas and really enjoy reading your blog. Congratulations on your accomplishments!!
    This last photo of Mt. Shasta is great – I just stole it for my desktop background. ūüôā

    Stay safe – looking forward to your next book.

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