PCT – Day 18 – On the Ropes

DATE:  May 2320120526-142505.jpg

START:  Saddle at 660.9 mile mark

FINISH:  Half mile past Long Valley Loop Road (690.1 miles)

DISTANCE:  29.2 miles (47 km)

TOTAL DISTANCE:  690.1 miles (1110.4 km)

My optimism in regards to having seen the worst of the poodle bush, turned out to be a tad misplaced. Indeed, by day’s end my feet and legs had swollen beyond recognition, the rash had spread to parts of my upper body and for all intensive purposes I resembled a scruffy, Antipodean version of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. One of the toughest 29 mile days I have done in quite a while.

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