Started 6am after a very quick breakfast. Hiked for the first few hours with Crumbs, we had a nice chat.
10 miles by 10am. Smoke seemed a bit better – only in the valleys, it stayed rather visible.
Lunch 1pm 1571, 17 miles done. Not bad at all. Feels like I might be able to do around 30 miles again today.
Gusty, Stuckfoot and I aimed for a last water at mile 1582, that would make it a 29 miles day. The spring was a bit off trail and pretty slow. I waited a while for my turn, Gusty and Stuckfoot caught up on me. They decided to have dinner at the spring and continue afterwards. Crumbs was already ahead.
Pretty tired around 7pm, I left the spring trying to find the next tentsite. There were 4-5 hikers ahead and the terrain was steep, so I was a bit worried about find a spot to pitch my tent soon. There was nothing on the ridge – I had to walk close to a mile to finally find a single spot.
Pitching my tent at 7.45pm.
30 miles. Today was a better day than yesterday. Looking forward to hit Etna tomorrow.