Some of the chard is doing quite well. Others are not photo worthy but I have faith that they'll get there.
Green beans, quinoa, tomatoes, eggplant, carrots, and onions.
Other side of things
Saw this guy crawling around
We handled the beginning well, with lots of breaks, as we were on no schedule. We planned to be back on the trail and camping for 2.5 days. We’d heard that some of the trail is sketchy and the trail is only a foot wide with a sheer drop right there. This seemed to be the case as a lot of the time the trail was super skinny, with a big drop on your right side, down the mountain and straight to the ocean. We handled it well though and took our time. We got to the camp 6 miles in at about 1:30, which took us about 5 hours to get to. We ate lunch and headed onward. At about 7 miles in, we came to a big valley that didn’t have vegetation like all the other valleys, and it had a sign indicating that the cliffs were crumbling rocks and very dangerous. We scoped it out and started hiking, but almost immediately Mel had a bit of a panic attack, with reason, and we stopped to reevaluate it. We could see the trail along this entire dangerous section (about a ¼ mile long probably) and it seemed that it got worse the farther you went. We decided we didn’t need to risk it and stopped there. We watched another couple do it, so it obviously was possible, but we figured “oh well” we’ll do something else, less stressful, on our vacation, and live to tell about it. So we hiked back a mile to the camp and set up the tent. It was raining in this valley so we hung out in the tent the rest of the evening, except to cook food, which was super good. We were low on water too, which stunk, cuz apparently there was a pig hunt that day and they were cleaning them in or near the water somewhere up stream of us. When you went near the stream, it just smelled of iron/blood, so we didn’t really want to use it to boil and use for food. We did get some rainwater though. It seriously poured that night, and we awoke once to a cat fight outside near our pots. We think one of them stole our red spatula, which we really loved. Bummer. Needless to say, this 8 miles we hiked today kicked our butts pretty bad. We could have made it to the 11 mile camp, but whatever, ha.
Awesome view looking back at what we'd hiked. Check out the width of the trail and positioning