I decided at that point it was time to get up, even thought it was only 5 AM. I got myself together, ate, oatmeal with bananas and granola and set off around 7. I stopped at a convenience store to get some Gatorade since I would be walking fro almost 12 hours (I had a 33 mile day ahead of me) and while I was there, some men eating breakfast stopped me to tell me they saw me in Cashmere... What is it with Cashmere? I didn't even stop there, but it feels like that is where everyone saw me! I said goodbye and started walkin' again. I didn't even get a mile down the road and saw a man and his dog in a truck, I smiled and waved as he turned onto the road, he stopped a few hundred feet ahead and waited for me to walk by. He jumped out of his car and ran up to me (if you see me, please don't do that, I might hurt you. He scared the hell out of me) and he said something about adding more plastic to my cart and he didn't really have any cash to give me, but instead he gave me his change jar, which was an old cat treat container. It had a dollar bill in it, with a few bucks in change. He said good luck in whatever adventure I was on, and left. Pretty cool.
I walked up yet another hill that would only take 30 seconds to drive up, but took me 15 minutes to walk up... and really began my long day of walking. What a beautiful day, no rain and warm. The clouds looked painted in the sky and the roads were quiet. It was another day of people stopping me asking if I was alright, and if I needed anything, and wanting to take my picture.
It took me nearly 12 hours to get to Wilbur, and about 5 miles out, I pulled the muscle that runs along my left shin. That last 5 miles was absolutely horrendous. It felt like I was walking on a broken leg. The last mile through town, I almost waved someone down to give me a ride because I just couldn't take it any more. I was putting almost all my weight on my cart and I still had to set up camp. When I finally got there I meet the camp host and set up my tent. I took a hot shower, and a lady that lives in the park was kind enough to lend me her ice pack. My leg started to feel better within a few hours. But all I did the rest of the evening was eat and go to bed. I just really hoped I won't be in so much pain by morning.