With 7 people sleeping in the cabin it was only natural that we were all awake at 5am. But nobody wanted to move. By 6am everybody was alive, packing and ready for the trail.
I was in no rush to leave. I wanted to have a half day rest and use some of the fast wifi at the cafe. All the other hikers left early. I was the only one left in town. I stayed for an early lunch then tried my luck at hitch hiking. Only a 30 minute wait and I was dropped off at the trailhead by a friendly local. They are all aware of the CDT.
I walked for the afternoon through a mix of open woodland and clear mountain ridges. Some sections were single trail, some were jeep roads. But generally easy hiking. Unless you don’t pay attention and miss a turn off and walk 10 minutes in the wrong direction!!!
Camp was on a flat section of ground near am open plain. It threatened rain and the wind started to pick up as the sun set. The sky was on fire in a way that no photo could ever capture. Oh and my left foot feels ok today. Maybe it was the morning rest and low mileage today. Let’s hope it stays that way.