I had a long drive so I left my hotel at 5 AM, packed up and egg sandwich and morning coffee, drove 45 minutes and was walking again by 6 AM. This was another bleak day with temperatures in the 40 degree range and a steady rain drizzle. The sun hid most of the day. One advantage was that there was only one major hill to climb. Moving at a faster pace than usual, after covering 22 miles I was able to complete my day by 3 PM. Unfortunately, my left foot neuroma was now quite uncomfortable.
There is always an internal struggle between the long distance foot travelers sub conscious mind and his alter ego. The mind signals pain and the requirement to rest. The bravado of the ego tells you to push on, gut it out and that the strenuous effort will even make the pain subside. After a life time of walking long distances I knew once again the ego was wrong and headed in my support vehicle to Whitehorse.