The storm was quite entertaining last night. It hailed for a long time…really really loud against the tarp. I don’t think I had any damage. I stayed quite dry and was reminded of the great advantages of hammocking in wet weather camping.
Ups and down all day with no real mtn passes. Some good views nonetheless. Water was not really on the trail and I jogged to a spot that was over a half mile off trail to grab water. There was a water cache that a trail angel maintains at a forest service road crossing late in the day. The trail angel had put a funny sign warning people not to steel the containers. I took a picture and will post when have a good connection to do so.
The morning was quite cold and much of the hail from the evenings storm was still on the ground. We walked through several snow patches that were over a foot deep. Surprised to see snow this far into the summer, but apparently it is not that uncommon.
Passed the highest point for the remainder of the trail today.
Feet are aching a bit and I am really anxious to get my new shoes that are waiting for me about 80 miles away.
Tonight we are camped in a public campground at Crescent Lake. Malarky, Qball and I are in one spot and Fairway and Tortuga just around the bend…every one else….we don’t know…the trail got confusing right before the campground and we found ourselves bushwacking a bit. Will probably see every one at the resupply stop tomorrow of not before.
Daily Distance: 31
Trip Distance: 1,890.8