[July 17] At Mount Shasta (mile 1501.2). Next town: Etna.
Staying in town is dangerous for sleep cycles. I didn’t get to sleep until far too late last night. Consequently, I slept in today, and didn’t get out of bed until after 8 am.
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I again woke up at 5 am, wanting to get to the road and into town as early in the day as possible. The mosquitoes this morning were pretty awful, which fueled moving as quickly as possible, and I was ready to leave by 5:45.
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At risk of sounding like a broken record, it was warm overnight, and possibly the warmest day of my hike yet. I couldn’t see any clouds when I left camp shortly after around 6:15, so the prospects of shade from the sky today seemed limited.
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I woke up immediately before my 5 am alarm, mostly because I stretched and hit my water bottle, which then fell on me. Though what really got me moving was the flashes of lightning coming through my tent. The last thing I wanted was to put away a wet tent, and though it wasn’t raining yet, the lightning could have been a herald of rain.
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I had my alarm set for 5 am, but didn’t get out of my sleeping bag until 5:30. It was again pretty warm overnight, and I was sure it was going to be another hot day today.
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