START: 4am Kimberling Creek
FINISH: 9:15pm Clendennin Rd.
48.8 miles 17:15 2.8 mph
641.4 total miles 49.3 mpd
For the most part, this was a smooth, efficient day of biped movement through the mountains. Fortunately, Mercury’s concern about the condition of her stubbed/tripped foot from the evening before was not realized. She still walked most of the day but was able to run more sections so she was able to have a long-anticipated ‘normal’ office day of 17-18 hours while doing the required daily miles to set a record.
Jupiter was able to meet Mercury eight times today so she didn’t have to carry much weight/water. He even hiked in almost a mile to set-up his trendy trailside food(foot) truck complete with mosquito music in the background. Later, he did elicit a smile (small and brief as it were) by performing his cheerleader routine complete with 70 y.o old cheerleader ‘moves’ while waving two pom-poms – actually two plastic bags full of garbage.
It is hoped that we can pull off at least 33 more days of this, sans trailside cafes and perky (quirky) cheerleader routines.