My alarm went off at 6:00 this morning. Lisa was going to make breakfast for Rattlesnake and me at 6:30 so we could get on the trail early. However, we woke to a thunderstorm. I took my time eating the whole grain pancakes with fresh raspberries and bananas (yum!) and then packing up so that the storm had time to pass.

I didn’t start hiking until 9:00. It rained most of the morning and stayed overcast all day. I had a little cell coverage early in the day so I was able to receive a couple of happy birthday messages. However, I didn’t have coverage the rest of the day until I found my campsite this evening.

Thank you so much for all the well wishes. I’m feeling very loved and very lucky to have you all in my life. Also, thank you so much for following along with my adventure. Your “likes” and comments are a huge encouragement for me. 🙂

There were lots of flowers and berries today but no views because of the weather. I made it to the Elkwallow Wayside Store before they closed so I was able to do a little shopping and eat a birthday dinner.

I hiked a few miles after dinner until I found a good spot to camp. Since then I’ve been enjoying your FB posts. Thanks again. 🙂

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