Monday, November 17, 2014
Aug. 30: This day sucked.
Journal Entry: Aug 30, 7:41 am: It's cold! Started raining early this morning, but now just fog, wind + ominous clouds. It feels like fall... like Oregon. I'm sitting in my tent drinking instant coffee + eating instant oatmeal. Will have to summon motivation to pack and leave... Brrr!"
Journal Entry: Aug. 30, 5:17pm. Milk Creek/17.0 miles. Fucking cold, rainy, foggy windy day!
"Didn't stop once: Too cold, wet, borderline hypothermic + shivering all day. Highlight was meeting Alaska Joe, southbound and we decided to hug-- a long embrace without our packs. Crazy. Worst moment was Shale Lake, top of a pass, super cold and windy. Decided to keep going, down, hoping for less wind. Successfully found Milk Creek and even a miracle 30 minutes of sun while I set up the tent and cooked. Now, dark clouds again + I'm in my tent. Few dry things, but my sleeping bag is okay, thank god. I failed to waterproof my pack, thinking the clouds were innocent. Ha!"