Last night was chilly. I woke up feeling chilled for the first time in months and even wore my gloves out. We were high in the alpine area. Stayed on ridges with some steep climbs up and around but it was so pretty. Most of today was steep climbs. It was a slow morning with all the elevation gain. We wanted to make it 16 by lunch. We've been leap frogging a guy named boy drogo. He seems chill. I passed him at lunch at a really nice spot but we kept moving.
We finally did lunch after all the climbs. It felt good to be done and we earned it. We're trying to do an hour lunch now. The rest of the day was down to the valley. We got to a road where a trail angel named legend was making spaghetti. I wasn't that hungry but still got a plate. I ate half and gave the rest to gb. Then we still had a ways to camp. We pushed on until a little after eight. Finally we find a spot to ourselves at the end of the road and pitch. First time in awhile where there are mosquitos. I don't feel sleepy but my feet are tired. It was a long day but we made our goal of 27.