|Yep. That's the PCT|
The plan was to do a relatively short day, only 14 miles, but with a total gain of 5100 feet. The hike was basically up along Mission Creek, and it was fairly graded and easy most of the day.
I passed Tim several times, but I just didn't have the energy today, and I made a lot of breaks, just staring at the creek's walls. There was plenty of water during the day, crossing the flowing stream many times. That was nice.
|Feeling drained and tired, right before the long climb out of the creek|
I was really trudging slowly, couldn't get myself motivated to finish the day. Maybe I'm not eating well enough. It took me over 3 hours to climb those 5 miles, and it wasn't a particularly difficult climb. But I got there at the end.
The campsite has a very nice water source - water dripping into a barrel, and there was plenty of tent room. I met up with Tim, and Matt showed up later - apparently he took a wrong turn along the way, and that's where I passed him unknowingly. There are also three hikers from Warrior Hike over here, and another thru-hiker camping next to them.
I'm hoping tonight won't be too cold (we are pretty high up, again) so I got my coat to wrap around my feet, just in case.
|Probably not an original idea, but it seems to work|