PCT mile 592.95 to 613.0
I awoke at first light, 5am, and could hear a light rain falling, so went back to sleep hoping it would stop so I could pack without dealing wit rain. Twenty minutes later it stopped, so I seized the moment and exited my tent to…. a dusting of snow!
I was first Hiker on the trail this morning so all the ice and dew on the trailside soaked my feet. My toes were freezing!!! I would forcibly curl my toes with each step to try and stay warm. As the sun came out and a slight breeze picked up the ice began to rain from all the trees. I had to don my rain jacket and hood to keep the ice from chilling me further. I captured an icefall on video (I hope this posting works)
My feet warmed even while soaked and eventually they dried completely – yay!
The sky almost cleared up and the intermittent sun was great to have! It remained cool all day which made the hiking very nice! Here’s some Douglas Phlox and a pretty forest meadow filled with sage.
There were clouds nearby so I set up my tent with the rain fly, but left the vestibule door open for ventilation. Sure enough a few hours after dark I was awoken by the sound of a light rain and quickly closed the vestibule door. It stopped raining soon and I slept great.
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