I keep wanting to start packing up in the dark so that when I'm ready to hike, it's just getting bright out. I want to take advantage of hiking in the cold as much as possible. Today was a mildy chill day. Climbed some ups and downs but they're all less than two miles. Some are steep but it's nice doing shorter climbs instead of ten mile ones. Passed a bunch of unknown hikers. I'm def in a whole new wave. I really wonder where mike and Jackie are. I miss them. They must be ahead or behind me by just a few days. I took my lunch at around mile 12. Not bad. I didn't do ten by ten but that's ok. I really hope to run into a game and undercover soon so I can talk about Tahoe plans with them.
I reached the top of the saddle and got some service to confirm my pkgs. Sometimes it sucks not having service when you really need to coordinate boxes with people. I was freaking out a little bit bc Tahoe is so big and I have four pkgs coming in to all different places. I was given the wrong PO address so I'm hoping they won't get sent back or anything. It's all stuff I really need. I slipped on scree several times today. I sometimes think it's easier to fall on that than slush snow, and it's more painful. My lips were burning pretty bad today, they're definitely sunburned. I hope it'll heal soon.
I've also come to the conclusion that I hate all the dinners I had sent myself. Some of them are basically inedible and some I just force myself to eat and it's not too bad. Today's dinner was so bad that I am just going to pack it out even though it's already rehydrated and heavy. I think I will mail myself extra dinners to my Oregon and WA boxes that don't have good stores. So far, I've been able to supplement them in all the towns. I might have nancy get me a few things to the snoqualmie and Stevens box since those aren't getting mailed.
I was tired after the saddle and slugged it all the way to camp. I wanted make it at least over 20 so that's a success. I'm in no rush since I don't wanna get to Tahoe sat night but I could if I wanted to. I'm trying to get better at doing 20+'s so this is good practice.