Suddenly It Was Dry

Start: Scott’s Spring (2375)
Camp: Urich Camp (2356)
It was hard to believe but the map, the app, and other hikers reports were all true: there really was no water for 12 miles. And the funny thing was I liked it. I powered through, I’d no reason and no luxury of stopping, and when I got to the spring 12 miles later, I filled up and powered through the next five dry miles with the same momentum. A dense fog came and went, but mostly came, and good views were rare today. That was good: photo-ops seem to break momentum. Momentum was good. 19 miles dropped off quickly and I had time to lull around the Ulrich Cabin and chat with a couple (who also happened to be sharing cheese and salami and Wheat Thins!)

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