Mile 526.6–Bush camp [14.9 miles]
Tuesday, April 30
I made it exactly to the end of the bear area last night. I didn’t actually cross the road because there was a ginormous camping area right there. There was a local camper (I think—great big tent) with a campfire, I stayed in there, Freight Train was somewhere in there, and ET (Energizer Turtle) was in there. And… overnight, a bear took Freight Train’s and ET’s food bags. (They were hung together.) I may have heard something, but the creek was loud and there were noises from the road, too. So both those guys were unexpectedly heading into Marion today to resupply and get new bags.
Aside from that, it was a sluggish hot day. Young guys are busting out with 20s and 25s, and it mystifies me. How do they do that? HOW? I couldn’t even get 15, and I started at 6:15, in the dark!
Saw some cows. Moooo.
Tomorrow I’ll get as close to Atkins as I can, so I can buzz in there Thursday morning, grab breakfast, get my boxes, and get out.
Oh! I forgot! A bridge was out. Some hikers used the bridge anyway. Some forded. I decided it wad fordable on the PCT, but for the AT I did the little roadwalk. 😀