Today's distance: 20.55 km
TOTAL: 20.55 km
I started crying as soon as I began the trail. It had been months of waiting for this exact moment. My 'happy tears' showed me that it was all worth it 💯.
I couldn’t stop smiling for the first 10 kilometres of walking. If someone had seen me, they would have asked for whatever drug I was on. “Just high on nature” I’d reply. 😝
Most of the day I walked in or alongside creek beds, between two ranges. The ranges were stunning – so tall and rugged. I didn’t expect there to be a native pine woodland here. With pine trees a colour like a frosty Christmas tree I have only seen in American movies 😝.
In the first 5 kilometres I was lost. I couldn’t see the next trail marker so I tried to follow footprints, but they seemed to slowly disappear. I reminded myself to stay calm and follow my logic here. All I had to do was walk between the ranges and I’ll find my way. I walked a few extra kilometres of zig zagging. I kissed the beautiful red trail markers when I found it... Phew!
With my happiness and excitement I didn’t really stop for any breaks. I ended up walking over 20km in about 5 hours. That’s not too bad.
I feel so relieved to be in a special place with only the peaceful sound of birds. This is bliss.