/ˈzēˌrō/
(noun)
  1. No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
  2. A day in which no miles are hiked.

Three months

written Jul 25, 2017 @ 02:26 AM after hiking 25.28 miles

Since I worked so hard to get to 1,516.34 last night, I figured I'd take it easy and give myself a late start -- no sense leaving before the sun is up!

It was pretty awesome.

Oops, I should've cropped out my knee.

Finally, I started hiking at 7am. And I quickly ran into some friends I hadn't seen since ... well before Yosemite? -- MegaMan and Dasani! We hiked for a long time and caught up about who is where, who quit, what's happened on the trail, and so on. It made the miles fly by until we got to Porcupine Lake, where I went swimming and did laundry (of sorts) and bathed (of sorts).

I felt bad bathing in this, but it had to be done.

When we started hiking again, we hiked into some scary clouds. These dark clouds eventually started dropping huge raindrops, but really infrequently. It was very strange. Then every other one was hail, so we stopped under some trees for dinner.

Scary clouds ahead

Then after dinner, we heard thunder and decided to just call it a day and set up our rain protection before it started raining.

Also, my ankle has been hurting and I don't know what's up with that. An early bedtime should help, though.

Staying dry.

Oh yeah, and today marks my third month on the trail. :-)