Both support beams are successfully suspended! It only took all my climbing gear and half my know-how. Tomorrow I'll keep working on digging the rear foundation, in between long soaks down at the creek. #halfatreehouse
Trail Day 1: I hiked over 12 miles today. Too bad only 8.8 of those miles were on the actual PCT. There was some ambiguous signage leading up to Table Mountain Trail, so I strolled past it and hiked through some downright stupid terrain before saying screw it - I probably need the Table Mountain Trail. Sure enough I did.
I have quarter sized blisters on both of my heels, much thanks to the terrain I scrambled on while not on the trail.
The skeeters and biting flies are obscene near sunset and it's enough to drive you mad.
Although my body was well trained for this hike it still aches like hell. I can't lie on my sides where the waist belt on my pack was squeezing me for 10 hours. My chest is already bruising from my pack as well. I have a few new puncture wounds on my legs thanks to some seriously untamed yet simultaneously beautiful thorned flower bushes.
I thought about quitting so many times. I asked the trees if they think I should quit. They were silent.
For those who are curious I started on the Oregon side of the Bridge of the Gods toll bridge. One woman even popped her head out of her truck, smiled, and said "Welcome to Washington!" It kinda made my day.
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