Anita IA– 20.4 miles today.
Insane day #2…. I don’t really even have the energy to write this but it is important to document everything, because it relates directly to the pioneers of 1856. I traveled trail today that was, as yesterday, deep gravel and sand and I pulled this 217# wooden anchor up 39 hills! That means that I have pulled the cart up 81 hills in the last 48 hours. I don’t have time or energy to cook anything, so I have had 3oz of bread from a loaf, ½ piece of bacon, 1 tomato, 1oz of jerky and tons of water. I pulled today for 13 hours straight and I’m so tired that I don’t want to eat or even set up my tent, but Shirley (my car escort) is cooking me a couple of pieces of bacon and an egg. Oh by the way, I lost more of my cooked bacon this morning to the water from the ice getting into the storage bag. My feet are working, but my right knee doesn’t like walking over about 14 miles a day. Tomorrow, I am scheduled to walk 20 miles. Heaven help me…. I have to go to sleep… It’s 10PM.