After a 20-hour day, Sam rolled in around 2:00 AM on Monday morning. The crew drove to Copper Mountain so that Brock could get back to Seattle, and then came back to the campsite for a couple hours sleep.
Sam was up and out by 7:30 AM on Monday and downed some coffee and washed his face. We knew from the beginning that this would be a very difficult day - Sam's feet have begun to swell from the trauma of putting so much pressure on them, causing some pain. Sleep deprivation is also a strong factor.
Sam and Kirsten are hoping to reach the halfway point soon, which will be a much-needed emotional boost.
I think Sam would agree that this current quest is more difficult than the 50 in 50 in 50 by an order of magnitude. BUT, if anyone has the mental resolve to keep pushing, it's Sam.
So please keep the comments coming - Kirsten was elated to hear from everyone. Keep it up, Samdog!