I did not sleep well last night. That guy's snoring kept me up all night and he was making all these noises. So loud! I will get ear plugs soon. I was also distracted texting some hikers things but it was good to catch up with them. Today was a nice day. Headed out on a beautiful morning climb to the top of lookout rock. The sunrises here are nice. Lots of hills but no peaks and once the sun is out, it's hot! Good thing there are lots of trees though. Had a relatively chill day and made ten by ten. First time in a long time for that. My period is pretty much over by now. These three day periods are quite nice. Only two more left of this trip!
We had a super nice flat and open spot for lunch. That doesn't happen often so we took advantage of the time. A bunch of people walked by that we hadn't seen in so long! It's always such a warm feeling seeing people you know. We decided to hike only to the last camp before the descent into Belden. We could go all the way down but it'd make a 28 mile day and would probably kill our knees. We have about 7.5 miles tomorrow. Going to do a quick in and out to pick up boxes and eat food. There's a long exposed climb out so not sure what time to be out by. As much as I need a shower and laundry right now, I don't want to stay in Belden. I'm thinking of maybe stopping in Chester to do errands there. There's this really loud repetitive chirping bird now. Not sure what his deal is but I'm probably gonna be able to sleep much better tonight. I need it.