Mud, Mud, And More Mud
Saturday August 19, 2017
Miles: 1625 - 1633.2 Completed: 8.2
Time: 6:15am - 12:30pm
Weather: Nice but partly cloudy
Glamour at mile 1633.2
This morning we had a few minutes of a tiny sunrise.
We passed a few ponds and the elevation was gentle most of the day. But the mud was horrible. Several times I thought poor shortcake was going to lose her footwear as she misjudged her step causing one boot to land into deeper then expected mud. SCHMUCK!!! Could be heard loud and clear as she pulled herself free from the hold the slummy sludge had on her.
Thank goodness we had a short day plan and it ended at a stream where we were able to wash our shoes off then dry them in the afternoon sun. Bateman met us for hiking and resupply. We were able to clamp this afternoon complete with camp chairs and real food.