Thursday, July 26, 2012

26 July - Day 96 - Malevolent Enchantment

From ridge above Chilcoot Creek (Mile 1552.7) to ridge above Wolford Gulch at 7156 ft elevation (Mile 1580.2)

Total PCT Miles Hiked Today: 27.5

Pan here.

Today we continued on through the impressive Trinity Alps Wilderness. What views!

But another marathon day took the starch out of us. All three of us felt like we were hiking in a cranky, ill-humored haze. Is there some local troll or gnome we pissed off? Ugh. We all did our footsore work, though -- and in such a lovely landscape -- and lugged our tired asses uphill and down until we camped.

Our calves, shins, ankles, and the bottoms of our feet are aching most nights now by the time we go to bed. Earlier in the trip it was knees, hips, and thighs. Our feet have stiffened so that they are crazy tight every morning -- the fascia from metatarsals to heels strung like guitar strings. Twang! Ouch!

The skin on the soles of our feet and our toes has calloused such that they feel like goat hooves. Dionysus, Seano, and I have toes on both feet that have been numb now for weeks. This isn't unusual among thru-hikers.

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1 comment:

  1. Next time you take a zero day, do something mean and get pedicures. Can you imagine what the poor pedicurist (is that a word?) would have to go through?