CDT day 66-Miles Hiked today: 36
CDT total distance traveled: 2276
Total trail miles: 7156
Avg temps: 70s
Injuries: hamstring Achilles
Exhaustion level: moderate
Favorite meal: homemade cinnamon rolls!
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A sleeping bag covered in condensation is a tough way to start the day. I along with the four other hikers I camped with slept out under the stars and when the morning dew came we got a little damp as well. All morning I wound around the edges of sandstone canyons that often hung out over the edge and had an eerily unstable look. Then around lunch I came upon the Tujillo family at a water cache they maintain. I played with the very young children for a while and was fed cinnamon rolls and fruit on top of being able to refill my water in a very hot dry section. They were truly amazon and it was quite the boost to see all the energy the kids had! The rest of the day was tough and involved two of my least favorite things. The first of which is having to drink warm water in the heat. It probably only hits the mid 70s but between the exposure and being used to cold Colorado weather I am sweating a lot. The last thing I do not especially enjoy is a tough climb to end the day. At this point if I had my way I would make the trail very gently graded with cold water running everywhere. If I have learned one thing from New Mexico it is that people are very generous and their communities mean a lot!