Date: 20 Sep 2017 0808PM
Location: Camping near mile 1229.1
Today's Miles: 28.5
Total Miles: 1421.0
Woke up with the sun this morning, actually slept a little bit and felt kind of refreshed. Doesn't happen very often so I'll take it.
Big ups for most of the day today. Quite a few multiple thousand foot ascents. The morning started out pretty solid with some great views, and then it was nothing but walking in a cold, misty, rainy cloud for the rest of the day.
Rained on and off, and continued to get colder as the day went on. I was warm enough to hike in my beanie, shorts, and short sleeve shirt, but only if I was moving. As soon as I stopped I started to shiver and needed to throw on my rain jacket.
Locals keep telling us it here that this is unusual weather for this time of year and that we should expect an Indian Summer in a week's time - sure hope it comes sooner rather than later.
Even being wet and cold, managed to overshoot the goal for the day's mileage. Currently getting rained on in my tent, but managed to find a spot tucked behind a bit of a berm so while the wind is whipping around it isn't directly hitting the tent. Hope it calms down overnight.
Thirty four miles to town.