Today was a short day … a really short day. Waited til lunchtime in hopes that rain would let up (it did eventually). About 2 miles in, I had to cross Queen Creek, which was swollen & running fast from all the rain. I almost made it. I fell & got washed downstream 10-15 yds. Im fine—minus a few good scrapes & knee bruises—but it scared me good. Post-incident inventory revealed 2 lost water bottles and a lost water filter.
I briefly considered continuing w/ my back-up chlorine tabs, but with only one half-liter water carrying capacity, I decided I needed to re-group (and honestly, I was a little shaken). I called my parents (who live a couple of hours away), made my way back to the highway and walked 5 miles back to Superior. Parker came down w/a new water filter and bottles. I had a nice, home-cooked dinner (thanks Dad!), and I’ll head back out early tomorrow to get back on the horse and get down the trail.
Daily Miles: 1.8
Total Miles: 304.2