Started hiking at 6. Today was easier than yesterday, probably because most of the day was in the shade. Had to do a seven mile climb. It was all switchbacks so it wasn’t bad. Tomorrow there is a 12 mile climb out of Belden, not looking forward to it.
Apparently the trail goes by a little general store in Belden. I’m definitely going to be there stuffing my face before that climb. Hopefully I can charge my phone too. I am ahead of schedule so I could take some more time there. It’s only 12.6 away so I’m going to wake up at 5 and get there ASAP.