Again today, I took my time to pack up my gear and get on the trail. I was the last to leave camp at 7:30 a.m.
This has become my morning routine. I know I can walk at my own pace without being concerned about falling too far behind the other tramily members. They will be taking breaks, which will make it possible to catch up with them.
For a time today, though, I thought I had miscalculated that.