Usually sleep does not come as easy for me in a hotel as it does camping out in the wilds. Last night was a grateful exception. First thing I checked was the condition of my feet. Thankfully they were not any worse than yesterday. Last night I was unable to walk properly. Ever had a paper cut? Yesterday it felt like that on my foot.
Yesterday and last night I cleaned and coated my feet with anti fungus cream and a broad spectrum anti bacterial/viral cream. I also soaked my shoes in a litre of rubbing alcohol. In combination I hoped all this will make my gross feet a bit better. And they have gotten much better. I suspect I’ll be ok to start hiking again tomorrow. I think a late afternoon start will suit me and my body well.
Eating, buying food and resting was my only duty for the day. I also chilled out watching the media circus that is American politics. Oh, and my favourite sport Supercross. I used to race motorbikes back in the day.
The there was the spa bath, or hot tub as they call it in this part of the world, at the hotel. I’m staying at the Travelodge. Normally that’s out of my budget but they give a substantial hiker discount and include breakfast. My day off hiking was a pleasure. All going to plan I’ll be back on trail tomorrow afternoon.
Everything you need to know about hiking the CDT:
Complete Guide to Hiking the Continental Divide Trail
CDT Resupply Guide
CDT Gear List