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5/24/18 Day 305 AT Day 65:  Spy Rock to Maupin Field Shelter

June 15, 2018

 


Miles: 19.1
Steps: 44,918
Elevation Gain: 5,258

Another amazing day!  Should I change my trail name to whirlwhimsical?  A combination of Whirlwind and Whimsical.  I’m kidding, but I just made up a word: that’s fun!

Woke up early for sunrise atop Spy Rock: beautiful but kind of cold and so early, haha.  Whatever, left camp early as a result but ended up doing a relatively short day in the end.  A day full of contradictions I suppose.

The Priest Shelter logbook was quite a highlight today.  Hikers confess their sins to the priest, of course.  I won’t repeat my confession, but it had something to do with my gross black big toenails....

Beautiful views from the mountaintop, as usual.  Then a huge downhill to a river where I ate lunch with Taylor and Murph.  It’s been great hiking with them for quite a while now!

Next up was a huge 3,000 foot climb over Three Ridges.  It was hot and humid, but the climb had some beautiful viewpoints and rewarding views for sure.  I did really want to check out the blue blaze trail along a stream and waterfall, but decided on the big climb instead.  Maybe next time, I guess??

At the shelter the register had lots of talk of snakes, but we didn’t see any...

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