The first is a rhetorical question... Do you ever think about meteors/shooting stars during the daytime?
With reference to where you currently are, which direction is the Earth moving around the Sun?
When you walk 20+ miles a day, there is a lot of time to think. Music will only go so far. Podcast's will only go so far. Eventually silence is needed. While walking in silence, my mind loves to wonder... and the above questions is where it led me today.
The reason I loved last nights campsite so much was due to this mornings sunrise. Tied for first place in terms of sunrises. The day continued as usual... every 5 miles or so (no less, maybe more) I would take a break, refill my water and eat a small snack. Lunch with Butterfingers was at a Ranger Cabin that was unoccupied.
Easy access to the back-country and this portion of the trail also belonging to the Big Foot Trail, meant there was a constant stream of hikers walking by. With more hikers around, it was fun to hear their stories. There was a couple that I'd seen on and off over the past few days. They were hiking the BFT and said parts of it were so overgrown, there was no markings of a trail to be seen making for a rather difficult month long vacation. Reminding me of the Sierra's, the three of us laughed as we expressed that we wouldn't have it any other way.
Butterfingers and I pushed a little longer of a day today so that tomorrow we would make it to Sierra City before the temperatures climbed too high. It wouldn't matter... if the Sun was shining, this place was hot!