Today was a helluva exposed day! We also learnt that downhills hurt more than up hills, so we took a break at the bottom of a valley to rest the knees and dry out our tent. The following climb was brutal in the heat, so once at the summit we made our own shelter using our ground sheet stretched between shrubs and tucked down for lunch.
Eventually we strolled down the opposite ridge side listening to a couple of dudes fire their rifles at nothing. At the bottom we were blessed by Trail Magic! Francisco and Karina were absolute angels and deserve their own post so keep eyes out for that.
The next 5-6 miles came easy after that and we settled down along side a boulder with a view. Coyotes and owls filled the night .