Hot and sweaty
After a good night’s sleep we get dropped off where we left off. It’s going to be a hot one today so we don’t dilly dally.
We have a short road walk to a bike path and then we have to walk around a closed tunnel. It’s a bummer because tunnels are usually fun and something different to change up the day.
Then we’re back on bike path for the rest of the day. There is the Badger path and the Sugar Valley one. We’re looking for a water fountain and an old train depot for our lunch break. But they are along the Sugar Valley trail and just recently the trail has been blazed to go on the Badger trail. They are only 1/4 mile a part here but you can’t see the depot from the Badger. Luckily I was looking at my app which has the old route still and the depot icon. At the next road crossing we double back and find our lunch spot. We fill up and lay in the shade of the depot.
It’s getting hot now and it takes some will power to get back up again.
Ten more miles of bike path follow and there isn’t a ton of breeze or shade. Or change of scenery even. Our morning miles were fast but in the afternoon I start dragging and in the end I keep needing to take breaks to prevent overheating.
When we get close to our destination for the day we see a gas station and a surprise dollar store! We can do a quick resupply so we won’t have to leave the house tomorrow on our zero day. Woot!
I try texting Dial Up who is our afternoon shuttle but the message doesn’t seem to go through. I figured maybe she could pick us up here and not have to wait at the parking lot.
Since the message didn’t seem to go we start walking the last .4 to the trailhead. I get a message she’s on her way but now I don’t know where. So we keep on walking and hope for slightly better reception. I’m able to text that we just left the store and we see her drive back to the lot. I’d made it more confusing than it needed to be but it all works out.
Scootch has bought us all pizza and all the ladies and spouses are there for dinner. So fun!
This website contains affiliate links, which means The Trek may receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in the articles or advertisements. The buyer pays the same price as they would otherwise, and your purchase helps to support The Trek's ongoing goal to serve you quality backpacking advice and information. Thanks for your support!
To learn more, please visit the About This Site page.
What Do You Think?