Starting Location: The Priest Shelter
Destination: Maupin Field Shelter
Total Miles: 835.3
The toughest day of Mom’s entire week out with me, and she did great–blisters and all. Thanks to some Core-ban and extra Compeed from Burning Boots and J-Bird, Mom was able to pad her heel blisters a lot better for today’s 3000′ descent, immediately followed by a 3000′ ascent.
It’s days like this where I’d just like to give a quick shout-out to cloudy days. They really get a bad rap, but without them days of hiking like this would be unbearable. Not much to see along today’s walk except for some nice stream crossings and some new wildflowers. In again with Footloose, Burning Boots and J-Bird, who are all in tents at the nice grassy areas around the shelter.