So I didn't really hike too much further than when I last posted. But that's ok, because I've decided to listen to my body first, and worry about the miles after. I'm tired and my feet hurt. Lol.
I met Dazzle today. He's an awesome dude from Kauai (yay!! Someone else from Hawaii doing the PCT!!) who has thru-hiked the Appalachian trail way back when, before ultralight gear was invented. He also used to work for the Appalachian Mountain club, up at the cabins along the trail. Anyhow, I bring him up, because I think this encounter was a message from the universe to not push myself as get hurt. :)
I was sitting at this one spot along the trail doctoring my blisters, and he pops up and asks, hey are u the girl from Hawaii? I guess he saw my blog somewhere. Anyhow, he said he is going real slow, around 10 miles a day, to start off with. And he tells me there are so many people who try to bust big miles right off the bat (due to ego/peer pressure/whatever) before they are physically ready, and they end up hurting themselves. And I thought, yeah, he's right. I'm not trying to prove anything here. And since I'm going all the way to Canada, I better not mess myself up. Lol. So hence i decised to camp here, instead of going for another 6 miles. Thanks, Dazzle, for helping me make the correct decision.
Speaking of blessings from the universe, I started this hike at the perfect time. Just a week ago, it was snowing and hailing where I'm at now. Currently it is warm and awesome and there's plenty of water flowing from all that snow/precipitation. And as I go a bit more north, all the snow there now will have melted. Yay!! I am so incredibly grateful to the world and all the amazing people who are a part of my life. Thanks everyone for being so awesome. :) <3