Day 21 〣 Colorado Trail Journal

by | Aug 24, 2020

12.4 miles today
363.0 miles total

I think my body found it’s limit today after completing 100 miles in 4.5 days. I only had 12.4 miles to hike to get to Grant and a rest day, but it felt like an eternity. I’m sure only getting 3 hours of sleep the night before did not help either. ?

The hike started with 3 ascents totaling around 2000ft. Then a 5 mile walk through a completely exposed mesa, and a steep descend for the last 2 miles.

Somewhere in the middle of the mesa I felt all my energy fizzle out until I just felt like an empty shell of a person. Yet somehow I was able to keep walking. I’m sure I looked like a drunk marientte, but hey the important thing is I kept going ? It’s amazing what you can endure when you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I’m now freshly showered, belly full of tacos and snuggled up in a cozy bed. Tomorrow will be my final zero (a day when you hike zero miles) of the trip, and I think my legs are going to enjoy the break ?