This morning was great. I was up around four and sat around until I could see some more light. I got moving at around 545a. BG was up as I left camp and said bye. I hope to see him again! I know he is hiking 15 miles today and camping at charlton lake. The temp was already getting hot but it still felt cooler to hike early in the morn. I didn't pass a single camper. I have no clue where any hikers are. One of my bladders is already leaking so I went ahead and made an amazon order along w more bug spray to ship to sisters.
I tried taking my first break of the day at mile 10 but omg the skeeters were driving me insane. It was not restful at all but I really wanted to rest my feet for a little. I hadn't taken a break all morning! I only sat for a little bit and headed off again. I figured I'd try to make it to charlton lake for my official lunch at mile 14 since I read it was breezy and little bugs. I got there and saw a few other hikers. This was def the place to be! There were just a few skeeters but tons of flies ants and butterflies. I stayed for about two hrs before getting too restless and headed out around two. I was only going around five more miles till camp but I ended up walking through a burned section before three sisters wilderness and it was blistering hot. All my water turned into boiling and I was desperate for the next water source. I reached Irish lake and it didn't look good at all. :( So I kept walking till a mediocre spot and found a small place to pitch my tent. It was super buggy but I knew I shouldn't try pushing until the next site. Even though it was early still, I told myself to just be done.
I got some gross lukewarm water from the very still lake and chugged a ton. I set up camp and am tired. I accidentally did 20 miles today. My plan is only supposed to be 18 this section but the bugs make me go faster. I think I'll be sisters fri evening. Hopefully I don't get tons of condensation tonight since I'm super close to the water.