The rain stopped just before dawn. I emerged from my soaked tent and started a long decent with great views.
At the bottom I found a nice campsite that I could lunch at and hang out my tent to dry.
The clouds cleared and turned into a sunny and quite warm day. It made the steep climb up the next ridge all the more difficult. At 3:30 I was dragging: feeling out of breath, sweating a lot and stopping often. I found a nice stream and was surprised that I drank over a liter of water. I deduced that I was dehydrated today.
I looked at the profile to my intended campsite, some 5 miles up trail and saw that it was another steep trail with no water. I decided to camp near this nice stream where I could rehydrate to my body’s content.
I noticed that my new shoes (the new version of the Merrill Moabs) are starting to fail in a way the old ones never did. I now have a coin purse at the tip of my left shoe!
I drank up and slept well.
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