The wind picked back up last night around 2:00 am. It made it challenging to get good sleep. I had set my alarm for 5:30 and was awake by 6. Alex, ST and I chilled in our sleeping bags until the sun rose over the hills.
The only real climb of the day was at the start. 2000' in just under 3 miles. It was perfect as the temperature was on the chilly side. At the top, I had a little cell reception. Enough to make a phone call home. It was nice talking to my mom after the brutal day I had yesterday.
All day the wind was pretty constant, in terms of it always gusting or shifting directions. This makes hiking very tiring, especially with a large pack on which will catch the wind and twist you.
Ate lunch with Shaggy and Lefty. Shaggy is flying back home (Australia) for a wedding (not his). After a quick nature break, I was back on the trail focused on making it to camp before 6pm. This allowed me to have some sun to enjoy.
I hiked the last 2 miles with Back Track (BT) which really helped pass the time. The wind was still doing its thing which didn't make setting up my tent very pleasant.
Everyone was in their tents ready to sleep by 7:30. I was no exception.
We made it through the 41 mile water carry. There were 3 well stocked water caches along the way, but we didn't know about them, so we still carried 8 liters of water. This really took a toll on everyone's bodies.