I had a lazy morning lounging around, and I’ll admit I am really enjoying my REI Flexlite Air chair. No more kneeling and sitting on the ground while I’m cooking and eating, plus I can move it into, or out of the sunshine to suit my needs. It’s another luxury item I wish I’d bought a long time ago.
I debated whether to stay put, bushwhack and explore further down the creek to where it joins Mores Branch, or hike down to the bluffs. Hiking down to the bluffs would add nine miles in total to my weekend’s hike, and so just get me over my monthly 20-mile backpacking target. In the end, I decided to head on down to the bluffs. I’d broke camp and was on my way by one pm. The only disadvantage of going to the bluffs is that there is no water, so I had to load up and hike with an extra gallon of water (8lbs).
Unfortunately, I’d run out of bug spray. It was my own fault, I didn’t check the container closely before leaving. It has a wrap-around label that stops you from seeing how much is left. Anyway, I had half a mile plus of bushwhacking to look forward to and no bug spray to deter the ticks. Oh well!
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