It day began today with a nine mile uphill with an FAA tower at the top. We stopped for lunch near the tower. I saw a flock of Cedar Waxwings, then a Gray Catbird flew around us singing. 2 new birds within ten minutes! Just after the tower we passed under a rock formation called the guillotine. The afternoon had a very steep up and down that was harder on the feet, but the weather today was much nicer. It felt like high 70s, with a breeze most of the day. It’s still crazy humid outside, but we’ve actually managed a couple of rain free days so I can’t complain. 17.1 miles today, and at least as many tomorrow!