After a night in the hotel, I’m still feeling pretty beat up. I guess I’m only 25 in my mind.
I also spent a lot of time looking at the maps trying to make sure there will be water for the next couple legs. The NCT maps don’t show any sources like they do on other stretches. I reached out to the Jordan River Valley chapter which oversees this section and the response I got was “there are a couple of small streams but not sure if they are dry or not.” Hmmm… not what I wanted to hear especially with the temps around 90.
Fortunately a friend (Bill Wolff) who has a friend up here (Mark Parker) stepped up. Mark helped me stash some water along the trail and then drove me to the Walmart and a couple other stores to buy a couple things I needed. More trail angels.
I spent the rest of the day reorganizing gear, sending some home via UPS, and eating (Jet Pizza!) and drinking (water, not beer lol).
Heading out tomorrow morning, but reluctant to leave Petoskey!