Well today, I finally did it. 25 miles. Woke early and started off on a good pace with not many breaks. We made it to lunch just under 14 miles. Big accomplishment! Most of all the hills today were super gradual. Sometimes you can't even feel them. Bugs were bad though. They def seem to be worse out here than sierras.
I'm starting to get hyper aware of all the food we eat with msg. Basically everything. But I'm gonna start reading labels again and try to avoid it as much as I can. I don't want my eczema to get worse. It sucks. I saw a bunch of people today. People I've never seen and people I hadn't seen in a couple hundred miles. Weird. A game and undercover called it a day a little early on but I wanted to make it just another two miles to reach my 25 goal. Sad to leave them since we usually camp every night together but I was determined.
I used the topo and walked off trail to find some flat spots. Most of it was covered in broken branches but I managed to find an ok spot. Some reason I have like five bees buzzing all around my tent for some time now. I hope they go away over night. There are def a swarm of mosquitos. I basically stayed inside the whole time. I'm starting to lose my appetite for my food. Maybe it's finally hit me. Even though I was hungry, I had to force myself to eat dinner. Maybe I'm just really sleepy. My body felt good at 25, just my feet were tired and sore. Tomorrow is 9.5 miles to Sierra city. And a 1.5 mile walk or hitch down the highway.