PCT mile 225.94 to 239.95
Today will be a tough day – I’ll be hiking uphill for 15 miles out of the desert of elevation 3,100 feet to the forest at an elevation of 7,900 feet… but I have water along the whole way,
The trail follows Mission Creek to it source spring.
I saw this fierce looking Alligator Lizard at one such water/shade break. I was surprised how close I could get to him.
The “Lake Fire” of 2015 hit this area pretty hard and forced the closure of the trail in this area last year. Happily the Foredstry Dept (I think) have cut or removed many of the downed trees and restored the trail where it was eroded.
I arrived at the Mission Creek Spring Campground and found the spring delivering copious amounts of clear, cold water. This is where I camped tonight.
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