PCT mile 190.50 to 205.74
It was a chilly night but I was warm and slept great. My water bottle had ice in it and my soggy shoes were frozen stiff. I dreaded putting my feet in them, but I have no choice. I tr after myself to hot cocoa and 2 pop tarts for breakfast.
Today I hike out the mountains and back into the desert. It is a 15 mile, 7,000 foot decent – here’s the hike profile and I’m doing the part on the right
Along the way was another big milestone
Yay! My big consent today is water. I’ll camp down next to a spigot, and I have some with me but would prefer more. I’m hoping streams will be running since it is early season. At first I did not find a stream, only a puddle and I was worried this would be all I get.
Luckily I found a trickle of a stream In another mile. As I continued down I suddenly heard a loud rattle -/ yep, my first rattlesnake. He was coiled on the trail ready to strike and I stopped just in time. Here he is leaving. So exciting.
A few miles later and I run into 2 more, uh, amorous rattlers
I finally made it down to my camping spot with this as my view- Mt San Jacinto.
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