Right now, I’m in that mode. I’m struggling a little to hike at a pace I should be able to hike, which is a pace I have been hiking at until recently.
The terrain is a little more difficult than it has been in the last few weeks, but not by much. And certainly, the trail is not as difficult as it will become in the coming weeks.
Still, I keep thinking, “Things will be better."
When I woke up this morning rain was hitting my tent. Figuring that things would be better if I just waited, I remained in my tent to let the rain pass.
Eventually it did. There was a downside to this, though, because I wasn’t able to pack up and leave until after 8:30 a.m.