Made almost 2 miles in 3 hours up this grade. There are no flat pull offs so far. I was getting weak from lack of food so I lassoed a metal marker and tied the house off to it. Made some lunch and am sitting under a bush for shade. Hope I can take a nap.
Slept through the heat of the day and started again about 4:00pm.
Stopped about 5:00pm. Out of push. I think 2 miles of 7% grade is all Hop-a-long can do. Cooked some teriyaki chicken and rice. A chipmunk showed up for company. Beautiful little creature. It's about 7:00pm. I'm going to sleep.