PCT miles 663.54 to 683.10
It was a very quiet night camping in the small ravine. When I awoke I found my sleeping bag damp from dew. That’s the down side to sleeping in valleys – they tend to be less breezy and colder and have dew issues. I’ll have to dry it later.
Today is going to be a tough day. I will be hiking some 5,200 feet up and 4,200 feet down with a segment of 10 miles with no water. There are no clouds in the sky and there is no breeze to cool me off.
The trail started climbing right away and after a few miles I crossed a nicely flowing creek where I filled up for the big climb up and around LaMont Peak. It was a wicked climb! Lots of sun, no breeze, tons of those tiny flies that buzz in your face and worst of all, scores of felled trees blocking the trail. There must have been some big wind storms this last winter. I had to climb over, crawl (hands and knees) under and hike around these while on the side of a steep mountain.
I did get to see some beautiful views again