Monday, October 04, 2004

I am up early again. It is remarkable to me that I can wake up at 4:00AM and not be able to fall asleep after only four or five hours of sleep. I can lay there for an hour before giving up. It goes in cycles. I went for most of this year sleeping well and long. Now I have many days like this. This morning I woke up after having a dream. Not a exciting or turbulent dream, just a dream. I have tried to figure out what makes me sleep better at times but can't divine it. If I don't drink much caffeine and get regular exercise and am not worried I can't lose sleep just as well as when are not so regulated. It is strange. I actually feel pretty good but I am sure my mind is better off when I am more rested.

I am going walking on another segment of the PCT tomorrow. It should be long but satisfying to reach Highway 10 at the Verbenia exit. We will be at 210 miles from the trailhead at the Mexican border. I am glad to get this out of the way before winter. The Mount San Jacinto area we are starting in often covered in snow past April. We have to keep ahead or be behind most rain and all snow to do our year round schedule. We will passing through the Angeles Crest National Park this next year. It is completely closed because of fire danger until the next rain. We will have to hustle this next year to get through it before any closures.

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