Monday I visited the realtor asking about the piece of property I put on offer on that was to expire at 5:00 on Friday. No call all weekend leading me to believe that my offer fell flat w/0 even a counter. Realtor pulled her email up and saw the agreement was returned on Thurs. Closing is 8/14 for a acre of raw land forested by mostly ponderosa pine. I have established a base. I have no plans to have a house built.
Kurt went another go w/ my furnace. Now awaiting a cold night that isn’t forecast for days to learn of his fix.
Drove to Elk Lake TH for my backpack trip. New boots were vey painful. Fabric w/ some nubuck leather hoping my feet will mold relief. I hiked into Sunset Lake. I found a camp spot in deep tree cover off the lake shore. All by myself. Insect wings were the background noise until just b4 sunset then eerie quiet. Slept in my new tent. This AM when I crawled out I couldn’t stand straight up. Bent over like an old man. I made cowboy coffee successfully. Very good. The boots had a different pinch points. The boots are over kill for hiking this part of PCT. I might have over bought.
I’m in Oakridge now till Sunday night. I’m helping at the Cream Puff race.
Forecast is for mid 90s, race will be a hot one.