I stressed myself out yesterday feeling like I was trapped by the storms that could or could not strike when I was above treeline, so instead I walked some roads to meet up with the divide at Rollins Pass, I’ll have a bit of high ridge walking tomorrow before a long stretch begins in the trees, or the high elevations aren’t as exposed. Don’t get me wrong, I loved all the high sections, I just wish I could take more time when I’m up there…20 miles is tough to do by noon, or 1 or even 2 in challenging terrain.
Cool sight of the day, a big bull moose crossing the road! Just like it was nobody’s business, and I took my time passing by that spot in case he was lingering near the road…I haven’t seen it, but apparently they can be quite mean.
I had a pleasant afternoon walking up closed-down forest service roads, but actually met other people out walking or biking on the roads too, that’s a nice change.
I’ll read some more of my Paul Theroux book, the 22 miles today was much less tiring than the 18 miles yesterday…not all miles are created equal.