So we might have sat around like bums for the last month instead of working out to get ready for the trail. My point is- we’re sore! Hiking legs will come eventually!
We spent 5 miles of the day up on our first Ridge which was really fun, regardless of the wind! We stopped for a long lunch break and play break at the Audie Murphy Monument. From here we went down down down into a Valley where Ellie played some more, but we were on a mission to get to camp early because the temps are supposed to drop to the low 20’s, so we wanted to be in our warm and cozy tent asap! We arrived to Niday Shelter by 5 and Ellie is squealing with joy as she crawls around the shelter and around camp! An easier 10.5 miles today and a restful evening ahead. Bundling up for the chilly night!