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Hot/cold, ford/sunburn

Nice hot day. Despite the leafless trees, I manageed to get suburnt, even with sun screen. I even saw a snake sunning itself and a tick!

Successfully forded the feared Slickrock Creek with little problem, though again, it was thigh deep. I think I’m getting more confident about fords. Lots of ups and downs today, which was difficult in the heat.

The trail is harder to follow as its intersections aren’t well marked. Always a delight when I get to a marked intersection only to find I’m where I need to be.

Liz "Snorkel" Thomas

Liz Thomas is a well-traveled adventure athlete most known for breaking the women’s unsupported speed record on the Appalachian Trail in 2011. She has completed the Triple Crown of Hiking–the Appalachian Trail, the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, and 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail–and has backpacked over 15,000 miles across the United States. While not on trail, Liz lives in Denver, Colorado.