Daily Miles 21
Great first day. SweetPea dropped me off and we walked for a half hour together
I was surprised to see 7 hikers on trail during the day. Stopped for 45 minutes to chat with David and Z, two sobo hikers. David had already hiked the whole trail this year was hiking to see the Sierra without snow. Both were wearing Chaco sandals.
My pack definitely feels heavy with 6 days of food, bear can and baselayers.
Tonight, I am camped with 5 guys doing Kearsarge pass to Cottonwood Pass, as well as two PCT solo hikers. Nice to chat with these guys.