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My name is Lori. In August, 2014, I plan to hike the Camino de Santiago trail. Feel free to join me on my adventure by following me on this blog.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday, August 29th (day 17)
Today was our most difficult and longest hiking day yet. It took us 10 hours to hike 11 miles. The terrane was very difficult today. We climbed up and over camels hump. It was very steep, and in many places pretty dangerous. I was a bit shocked. We had to constantly throw our hiking poles ahead to use both hands to climb the rocks. We helped push and pull each other along in spots. Pictures don't do it justice, and I couldn't get photos of the most difficult parts because I needed to hold on. I really hope we don't see much more difficulty ahead.

(Ahead of Zippy is the steep top of camels hump)

(View looking back on the ledge we were climbing)

Once down the mountain, which was a 6 mile descent, we came to a newly constructed bridge.

We just learned last night that there is a trail re-route. We had to decide at this point weather to take the old route to get to our planned shelter, or take the new route that would bypass it. We decided to take the new route, to accommodate for shelter and water easier for tomorrow night. It was too many miles to get to a shelter from here, so we found a place to stealth camp for the night.

It should be a dry night, so we are both sleeping without our rain cover. I love to be able to see the sky at night! We even had some visitors from the cliff we camped at.

Some rock climbers decided to climb up to where we are. Pretty cool to watch.

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