Sunday, August 27
Windigo Pass, Mile 1875.7 to Shelter Cove Junction, Mile 1904.1 + 2.2 Miles on Shelter Cove Trail to Shelter Cove Resort
28.4 PCT Miles + 2.2 Miles to Shelter Cove Resort = 30.6 total miles
I flew through the miles today. I hit every goal I set for myself: 10×10, 15×12, getting to the restaurant at Shelter Cove Resort before it closed at 7pm. And yes, that meant I did 30 miles today by 6:30pm.
I thought a lot today about just what it is I think about when I’m out here hiking all day. I’ve realized that I spend a lot of time conjuring up memories throughout my lifetime. Sometimes music will trigger them and sometimes they just randomly pop into my head. Sometimes one memory leads me to another similar memory and sometimes snippets scroll before my eyes like scenes from a homemade video of my life. Sometimes the same memories play over multiple times and sometimes random new ones pop in and out. Special, meaningful events; insignificant, minute moments. The majority are happy moments; a few, not so much. Some put a big, huge grin on my face; some bring bittersweet tears to my eyes.
I’d have to say I’m pretty ok with my life.
And I get to sleep in!