2182 elevation gain
PCT mile marker 101
Woohoo!!! I hit 100 today. I was actually pleased that the heat did not seem horribly bad today. This is the 3rd day in a row of pure desert hiking with no shade.
I got my earliest start so far 6:50am. Still trying for 6am start time, I'm not one to immediately jump out of bed when I wake up. And I have a process in the morning of packing things up...it's a learning curve...I'll get there soon.
Today was a breakthrough with the feet...no tape or bandages...blisters are healing. Hiked 1st 10 miles into the 3rd gate water cache. I rested in the shade and ate and drink for about an hour then pounded out another 4 miles, after that things got tougher, it was the heat of the day and my feet again were starting to hurt. Rested at mile 15, then after that I just pushed through to hit mile marker 100. Yippee!!! And then called it a day at Barrel Spring, mile 101. Rusty, another thru-hiker who I met yesterday as I was leaving Scissors Crossing, pulled into camp shortly after me this evening.
I have to give a huge shout out to my brother, Adam. He was reading my Facebook posts about my feet and stepped up ordered me a new pair of socks and 1/2 size bigger shoes, which will be waiting for me at mile 151, Paradise Valley Cafe.