May 6. Woke around 6am, many tents were already gone. Hikers were anticipating another hot day. I left short after 7am with Johanna and Cactass already on trail.
Had done short breaks but pushed on through the heat until short after 1pm for my long siesta and lunch to wait out the main heat at mile 230.5. That was good… 12 miles done, maybe 6-8 more after the break. But I was very exhausted.
Made it to the creek side camp at mile 235 just around 7pm.
Another tough day. I was glad about the altitude gained and hoped for cooler days. Still suffering from a cold.
I only went out for a walk,
and finally concluded
to stay out till sundown,
for going out I found
was really going in.
– John Muir