Day 10 - Big Spring Shelter
mileage: 14.5 (98.0 miles total)
Today was a test. When I got to the shelter last night, my right knee was really bothering me. The back of my left knee was b****y and strained from having to overcompensate and my freaking ass was chaffed from that damn soap. I slept well last night, but woke up really downtrodden that my knee was bothering me so soon. Well here's to the power of positive thought. I just took it real slow, had a hot breakfast, and pressed on. (Ibuprofen works well too) By the end of the day, the knee pain was nearly gone. Red and Dies pressed on to Rock Gap Shelter, but after the semi-technical ascent onto Albert Mt., this place had the warm glow of home for the night. I sometimes get this feeling like I'm missing something back home, but I'm constantly mindful that the scope of this mission really is all-encompassing and that feelings of "missing out" is to be expected. I'm really disconnected and I love it! I can't even get cell phone reception out here in God's Country.
So a few of us got on the conversation about Vegas and I mentioned that I loved it. This was met rife with boos and disagreement. I just see it for what it is. While I feel at home out here in the woods, I guess I can just walk in many different circles. Just funny to think about that.
So I continue on with this quest tomorrow and I'm involuntarily closing my eyes. (go figure).
Things I've learned so far:
1. Funk, while bad at times, comes clean just as fast as the clothes with which you sit on the couch. After a while you don't even notice it.
2. Blisters and pains heal
3. The story remains immortal.