I would like it to be known that I will never, never, ever walk the miles between 398 and 419 again in this life. If I should, for some crazy reason, announce my plans to hike this section again, someone please tie me up and put me under a 72 hour hold. Really.
Since my goal isn't to whine here I will just highlight some of the events of the day. I left the campground about 5:30 am and around 7am I saw this...
After some pleasant walking I came to a big PDB section. It's hard to really show the difficulty of moving around this stuff but here are some images.
So when I struggled into camp at 6pm tonight it would be a fair statement to say I was trashed. TC and DBG were here, only having arrived 45 minutes or so before myself. But, I managed 21.5 miles and only have a short day tomorrow (17.5 miles) till the next water and camp. After today that should be easy. Well, easier.