I will not complain. I will not complain. I will not complain.
Today was a much better day, mostly because the winds died down in mid morning and only did the helpful wind thing- cooling me off in the afternoon. We did another 15 mile day but I have to admit I was hurting mightily from 10 miles on. I don't know why I'm not getting stronger, in the sense of being able to longer days with more comfort. Tomorrow is a short 10 mile day but the next day needs to be a 24 mile day, walking across the Antelope Valley in one go. Mostly due to there not being water for many, many miles. At this point I don't think I can hike 24 miles on my feet. What to do...?
On the upside I passed not one, not two, but three different signs (in different places) saying I had reached the 500 mile mark. Let me see, 500 three times, hum... that must make 1,500 miles! How do you like my math?