Several days it has been rainy. There was so long where it didn’t rain and now it has been every few days. On one such day I was walking down a slick rock and I slipped and scraped up my leg and arm pretty good. Of course it could have been much worse – no bones were broken or muscles strained – just a bruised ego and black and blue spots.
Earlier that day I had gotten stung by a bee. My trekking pole had gotten caught in a bush and I yanked it free. Apparently the bees living in the bush didn’t appreciate that. They attacked. It stung, but it didn’t swell up at all.
Also I have been fighting a cold. Hopefully by the time you read this I will be over it though. Another hiker who was coughing in the shelter gave it to me. Thanks Talloaf! It started with a sore throat and over a week progressed to a cough. I’m hoping that it goes away soon. It is no fun being sick on the trail and having lower energy levels. I need all the energy I can get!