I woke up on my own as the light got good. I hopped up and packed up quickly. Left at 6:30 from the LSHT parking lot 9 and headed to where I had parked my Samurai at an intersection of forest roads 9 miles away to the west.
Dehydrated squash from garden.
Clean trail runners.
The feet were sore from the road walk and I was in no hurry. I had switched to my new balance trail runners, that dry faster. Knowing I had so few miles to go, I wandered along looking at wildlife. After a couple miles I came across a stretch of trail that was not maintained at all.. the weeds and trees grew in to the point I couldn’t see blazes and had to wander in and guess. Luckily I was able to spot blazes from time to time and made my way along.
A sandy creek crossing.