I had a mostly restful sleep, once my sinuses actually cleared out around midnight. I suspect I was likely dehydrated, and it was only by then that my rehydration efforts kicked in to allow my sinuses to clear out.
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The morning started off with some good news: I found my headlamp. Turns out it was lying on my pack outside my tent. It must have fallen out of the pocket I keep it in when I put the pack there, and I just couldn’t see it because it was too dark.
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After one of the most restful nights I’ve had on the trail (owing in no small part to tenting under a tree on grass with nice weather), I wound up getting a later start than anticipated, had a very tiring hike, didn’t meet my distance goal for the day, and had all sorts of annoying things go wrong.
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Today was an unexpectedly lazy day for me, starting with the short half-mile walk to the Warner Springs Community Center, which seems a quite popular destination for hikers. Most of the hikers I’ve met in the last week have wound up here today.
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Yesterday was a bleak landscape of cactus, rocks, and dirt. Today was anything but. As I said the other day: turn the corner, and you’re in a completely different painting.
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