Got our normal start out of camp…around 6. Had a climb to start the day…around 1000′, nothing big.
Day was spent largely walking through the green tunnel – a canopy of trees overhead. I liked it as I could leave my hat off and not worry about sunburn. Tread was quite smooth up until the end of the day, when we came into lava rock fields…I will load up a picture to show. They are a similar feature as a rockslide. The trail builders really went to great ends to make the lava rock fields passable. filled in a pathway per the big boulders with sand than red rock gravel….really well done.
Took lunch at a shelter at about the 20 mile mark for the day. The shelter is a log cabin that looks to be built for cross country skiers in the winter. Was nice to sit inside as it was cooler than being outside, even with a metal roof.
At the 30 mile mark there is a resort on a lake, so we aimed for that as a goal for the day, since it was only 2 miles off the trail. It is a nice place that very much reminds me of the resorts in the upper Midwest. it has a small grill and bar, with some very nice campsites. We are camped just outside.of it in the woods. Qball had gotten in before us, but is not feeling well….upset stomach. Hopefully he will be better tomorrow.
Saw Edward and Carlos, who we had not seen since the desert. Also, had lunch with Asabat, who is doing some sections of the PCT….he is the one who gave the water report at the kickoff party in April.
Made it to the 2/3rds point of the trail.
Daily Distance: 32
Trip Distance: 1,775.8