Today was super fun, and super difficult at the same time. We only hiked 15 miles total, but the weather was brutally hot and humid, and I learned that sweating out all of your bodily fluids multiple times throughout the day is exhausting. Fortunately, we had the lovely Canopus lake to swim in, and we stayed there for a good three hours or more. During this time, my dad came to visit (second pic)! Later in the day, we hit amazing trail magic - hot dogs and burgers along with homemade salads of all types and home baked desserts, and my good friend from the area visited! So I got two visits in one day and tons of excellent food. Buuuut, I also found 6 tiny ticks on me! I must have walked thru an infested area. I have since been perpetually checking myself every second I’m not hiking. Between the ticks and the heat, it was definitely tough, but barring that it’s been a great day! .
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