PCT Mile 1544.2 to 1566.1
Miles Hiked = 21.9
As I started hiking this morning the trail was still headed in a westward direction so I found myself chasing my shadow once again.
I passed by Bull Lake – it looked like a good place to make camp, but, alas, it was only 8am so onward I went.
I passed by another old PCT sign – I was headed toward Highway 3 where the trail would cross it.
I ran into Daisy again. She was a little emotional this morning. Apparently she had previously been hiking with a young man named Boston. Daisy was now ahead of Boston but she had heard from another hiker that Boston was looking for her and was worried about her. I came to find out later that Daisy and Boston knew each other from before the trail. I chalked it up to “young love”. A little trail drama to keep life interesting!
I continued hiking and left Daisy to figure out her life. Soon I could see the trail traversing across the next hill towards another saddle.
I took a selfie – I’m getting scroungier by the day and each day I get stinkier!
I liked how these pine cones hung from the tree – I imagined they were pineapples and wondered how I could pluck them down – am I hallucinating or just wishful thinking?
The trail continued on with majestic views for miles and miles.
I passed more wildflowers along the trail.
Finally I reached Highway 3
There was a plaque at the highway – I guess this used to be a stage coach route 150 years ago.
There was an old campground nearby by so I stopped and had lunch and used the privy.
And then off I continued into the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
It was an uphill climb and I wasn’t moving very fast.
Late in the afternoon I found a camp close to a stream.
By the way, my tent is made out of ultralight Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF). It is made by a small company in Florida. It weighs 15 ounces and I use one trekking pole to keep it upright. Nine stakes are also used to “stake it out”. DCF is not only lightweight but waterproof and has a high tensile strength so it’s strong and does not tear or rip easily.
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5 thoughts on “Day 22: Shadow Chasing”
The weather looks perfect. Do you sleep well in that little tent? You’re probably exhausted by the time you do lay down, but the ground does not look comfy. Loving all your pictures as usual!
Keep on trekking! Poor Daisy.
Thanks Val! More about Daisy & Boston to come!
Thought you could get away from drama huh, Todd! LOL! It even catches up to you on the trail! So glad you continue to have good weather!! Keep on trekking!!