Dealing with Weather

So much road walking!

It’s a hazy morning but it feels like one of those skies where you can still get lots of UV damage. I use my umbrella to prevent sunburn and change into my sun shirt but still get a slight burn.

I end up on a piece of trail along the canal in Portage which is interesting and then I meet Bag Lady at Paquette park just as it starts raining. We head off for a grocery run and then back to the park for lunch. Luckily there is a covered pavilion since it starts pouring. There is also some thunder and lightning. Do I really have to go back out in that?

We look at maps and I decide to go a more direct route than the suggested CR. This change is more about me getting done with the road portion before the heat gets unbearable tomorrow than it is about me not wanting to hike the miles. Google walking shows a more direct route and saves 6 miles. If I do another 9 after lunch, I’d have less than 8 left for tomorrow morning and I could get done before it hits 90 degrees. That sounds more doable.

The rain subsides and I head on out. The little bit along highway 33 is no fun but the rest of the road is nice and quiet (I’m walking County road U).

At 9 miles, Bag Lady picks me up and we go look for a place to car camp. After a bit of driving around and striking out at trailheads, we hit the jackpot at a public boat ramp parking lot. Nice and quiet.

We have dinner, I catch up on my blog, and we drift off to sleep.

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