Day 1 of the Lone Star Trail is done! And so begins my first on trail blog post. So bear with me as I am very tired and this is my first time doing this.
Currently sitting in my tent, eating corn nuts and oreos for dinner and then I’ll hit the sack early. Probably around 7:30 since it’s already dark.
If I had to sum up day 1, it could be done in one word: mud. Pictures are worth a thousand words so here’s what the trail looks like a good bit of the time.
Walking through these conditions for 20 miles is pretty rough and definitely slowed us down quite a bit. Thankfully we had many dry stretches and overall the trail has been a lot of fun.
Additionally we had to do some bushwacking, see exhibit A:
But all in all we successfully made it 20 miles to our campsite, albeit muddied and cut to pieces by thorns and brambles. Only 80 more miles of this to go! It’s been a tough but rewarding day and I’m looking forward to meeting up with my dad tomorrow around mile 35.
Because I don’t have internet at the campsite you’ll hopefully see this post tomorrow. With that, goodnight!