New Jersey

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      1. I like the comment someone made about electrolytes. With all the heat and you sweating, it could be a huge factor. Stress and worry can also be a huge factor. I’m so glad you are taking it easy and resting. The rain can be a blessed event. 🙂

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  1. Love you, Kara. ❤ Are you needing electrolytes maybe? I’m so sorry about your headaches. Beautiful countryside. God speed! I’m so happy you found a motel.

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  2. Happily catching up with your blog!! Can’t believe you’re in New Jersey!! The views are amazing and unexpected:) So glad you found a great place to stay and get out of the bad weather!! Hope your headaches go away, could be weather related…thinking of you as you continue and hope the heat breaks!!

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  3. Sorry that you had to walk back down & then up the mountain for that elusive filter! I did that once outside of Erwin! Listen to your body Kara those headaches are trying to tell you something-I just don’t know what for sure. Take care, I am heading out Thursday for that shake down hike I missed a couple of weeks ago. – data

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  4. Surely beautiful country – few know what a lovely state NJ is ! Hope you can replace what you’ve lost in all the sweat – maybe find Gatorade or Smart water next town ? Ask a pharmacist when you can maybe -online when possible. Drinking rainwater advisable ?
    It’s 100 here today – just sucks the life right out ! Sounds like you’re wining but struggling isn’t fun. Wishing better/cooler days SOON !

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    1. 100 in Houston is serious business. I never liked it. You couldn’t even go outside at times! I have had Gatorade twice in the last week! Firsts for this hike. Went down great! There are tablets you can buy at Outfitters and some hostels that you add to your water. Will try to get some!

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  5. OMG I would have lost my mind if I had misplaced my water filter and added extra miles searching for it when it was in my tent all that time. Especially after having to trek around that wildlife preserve. I remember it. It was so hot and I felt like I was getting burned. I remember using my umbrella for some shade against the sun rays.
    I hope those headches don’t plague you for long. Try to drink plenty when you can.

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      1. I’m not sure the brand. I do strap it to my pack so I can still walk with my trekking poles. I weighs 8 oz. It is nice to use when its warm. I don’t have to put on rain gear and get all sweaty. I almost didn’t take it to Colorado with me but I’m so glad I did. I used it more to keep the sun off me than the rain. I did use it twice for rain on that trip to.

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      2. Thanks, Little Bear. As you know, rain gear doesn’t keep you dry and we’ve had more than our fair share this year! Have a friend that has one and I’ve been thinking about them a lot!

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  6. You should get those electrolyte drinks often in the heat. Losing salt , magnesium, calcium and potassium can all contribute to muscle aches, weakness and I’m sure the headache too. Be careful out there!

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    1. Thank you! What a nice memory from childhood! They don’t grow wild (that I know of) where I grew up in Texas. I have been eating some up here, and I also found that what I believe to be black raspberries are ripe, and very tasty, too!

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  7. What beautiful country! How tortuous to have to climb back down to find your filter when it was in your tent! I hope your headaches get better very soon. I know the heat has been crazy. You got this! Prayers sent!

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  8. I hope your headaches go away. Drink lots of water. May be dehydrated. I hope it’s not a tick bite. I get headaches here when bitten. Didn’t you mention you also didn’t feel good? Keep an eye on it. I know it is hard to discern if it is trail ills or something else. If your not sure about the tick, go get some antibiotics. Better safe than sorry.

    I think around now on the trail is when I retreated all my gear with Permithrin.

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    1. It IS hard to tell the difference between normal hiker woes at this stage of the game and something else. I’m really feeling much better at this stage of the game than 2016. Trying to stay hydrated. So many of the ‘reliable’ water sources have gone dry!

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