Reasonably challenging day climbing up the Crocker peaks and Sugarloaf. Had some steep climbs with a bit of bouldering. The weather was great, fairly clear skies, temps in the upper 70’s. Had some nice views out over the valley in between The Bigelos and Sugarloaf. We are planning on lower mileage days through this section and continuing on through the White Mtns. The terrain is rugged and lots of ups and downs. We have brought food for 5 days, and this should allow us to move at a more moderate pace.
Caught up to some southbounders that we hadn’t met before as well as some others that we have been leapfroggjng and hung out with them at the Spaulding Lean-to where we are staying. There are 10 of us here tonight and we are all southbounders. A good group.
Daily Distance: 13.4
Trip Distance: 201.6