Date: 07 Mar 2019 06:19PM MST
Location: Camping near mile 23.2
Today's Miles: 15.1
Total Miles: 23.2
What a night last night.
Had trouble falling asleep, laid in my tent for over three hours before I was able to catch a few minutes of actual sleep. Kept waking up every twenty minutes or so, unable to truly get any meaningful shut eye.
Around 0200 in the morning I woke up with a pounding headache, and shortly thereafter began vomiting outside of my tent. Luckily I had (apparently) already digested my dinner and any water, because all I was able to do was dry heave a couple of times.
Attempted to drink some water and take some Motrin for my headache, only to throw that up a few minutes later. Attempted to sip on water since I wasn't able to sleep, but my stomach wanted nothing to do with it.
I'm pretty sure it was a combination of dehydration and altitude sickness, being that I live at 200 feet, spent less than 24 hours in Tucson at 2,000 feet, and was sleeping above 9,000 feet after a long hard day of hiking for the first time in months.
Woke up with the sun and was a hot and woozy mess. Managed to pack up camp without forgetting anything, fill up my water, and ever so slowly trudge my way up the trail.
Continually drank water all morning and I slowly began to feel well enough to eat some food. In combination with the overall trend of decreasing elevation, the water, and some light snacking, I slowly returned back to my (relatively) normal self.
Beautiful day otherwise. As the old wives tale of Eskimo's having "hundreds of words for snow" goes, "desert" doesn't do this environment justice whatsoever.
My favorite part about long distance hiking is the fact that you're literally walking through different biomes, and as you do you're able to watch them change subtlety with each step.
Oh, and the town food. Love me some town food 🙃
Thirty miles to the town of Patagonia.