Sandi, the hostel caretaker, had an errand to run, so we didn't leave the hostel until almost 10:00 AM. While waiting for her, I walked over to the post office and mailed home a few things including my Spot tracker. While the Spot has an SOS feature in case I get in trouble, the weight just wasn't worth it.
We finally got going to Litchfield. It is the only town in a radius of 25 miles that has a store selling hiking shoes. I found a pair that fit and bought them. Then it was back to the trail.
Sandi dropped me off at noon. The new shoes were great on the trail - no pain! My feet are still a mess, but now I can move a little faster without the pain I was having.
Nice view toward the end of the day
There were a bunch of ups and downs and I covered the eleven miles by 7:00 PM. My tent is setup and that's it for the day.