Hello, hello. Writing from a bit of a grey day on the mountain top today. We are securely wrapped in a thick blanket of clouds and the wind is humming quietly through camp. It's warm though, despite the fog, already almost 60 degrees. Yesterday's high was 70 and the low was 51 and although around lunchtime the whole mountain shook with thunder, only .02" of rain actually fell. It is HOT and humid down below this week and as I mentioned yesterday, pack lots of extra water and be sure to drink as you hike, even if you don't necessarily feel thirsty. Preventing dehydration is leaps and bounds easier than treating it! The most helpful piece of hiking (and any other kind of activity!) advice I have been given in a long time: Drink before you are thirsty, eat before you are hungry and rest before you are tired. This will keep you hiking at your best!
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