Thursday August 9
Start: Mile 1448
End: Mile 1469
My feet hurt. I don’t want to get up. I stay in my bag and watch the sunrise. When I get cell reception on a ridge, looking over Mt Shasta and I download my email I receive a message telling me that Orbit, my dog, died this morning. Orbit would have liked this section. Deep cool woods with the occasional spring or creek. Lots of deer.
I’m not having fun. I don’t want to take pictures. I dont enjoy the views. Where is that superhuman strength I felt just a few weeks ago? The pain in my feet is all consuming. I want to quit. I just want to go home. But I know I won’t. I want to find out something about myself. I want to know what happens if I don’t give up.