Day 82, 14.5 miles
Today’s itinerary: Hike 13 miles to access trail; Take 1.5 mile access trail to Vermillion Valley Resort ferry; Take ferry (floating tin can with motor) to VVR; Buy fuel and more snacks; Get back to trail; Hike at least 10 more miles.
It didn’t happen.
I slept till 7. I’m soooo tired still. My elbow is stiff, but ok! and my shins hurt a bit, but hey… lets go hiking! It’s so gorgeous here.
At 2 pm I got to where the “ferry” picks up hikers from the end of Lake Edison (at 7,700 feet) and brings them into VVR. It was a long wait. Maybe it’s best if I stay at VVR for the night? I am so weak. I don’t know why. I don’t seem to have much muscle anymore. Skin. Bone. Weak. Peeing a lot, a lot…thirsty. Need something…. What? I feel off. Where is my energy?
There is free camping for PCTers. There is also a yurt/tent dormitory containing 6 cots with mattresses. I have it to myself. Comfortable mattress. Ahhhh
Eat. Nap. Eat.
I hope I feel better tomorrow.