Finally hit the wall. Although the temperature hadn't yet reached 90 degrees at the time of my ride, I was done before I even hit the five-mile mark. I could have either pushed through, like I did yesterday, or pack it in. Considering I've ridden nearly 120 miles in the previous 5 days, I packed it in and went home.
Never spotted any critters – guess I didn't get deep enough into the woods.
Today's mileage = 10.03.
Current mileage toward the Thousand Mile Summer is now 129.51.