It is okay to talk to yourself as long as you don’t talk back
~ D. Downs
9.6 miles north of Golden Oak to second Piute Canyon Road
Randomly today as I was walking through the Piute Mtn. Range I found myself talking, yep yep, no one else was in sight. I DID see 2 gentlemen at the end of the day.
The Piutes are gentle mountains teaming with wildlife and forest chatter. I am camped at an awesome spot overlooking Olancha Peak and am trying not to eat all my food!!!
Today was a true thru-hiker schedule at least I think:
-on the trail at 5:30
-10 miles in by 9:00
-take a nap in the afternoon
-stop and cook dinner at 5:00
-finish hiking a few miles in the evening
-camp 5 feet off the trail at the first available flat spot
This is the life!
Gear and food favs:
Topo map app for the i Phone – I will give a full report later.
Jelly Belly Extreme Sport Beans – I just love the Cherry flavor and like to down a package in the early afternoon with A LOT of water for a big energy boost (yep it has caffeine)