Thursday, May 11 — day 46

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

And some colorful plants/flowers.

And colorful Lichen 

And a few Horned Lizards– this matches the rock very well!

I ended my 20 mile day camping near a creek with an abandoned old and dismembered truck. I was so tired I fell asleep before the sun had set.

Thanks for reading!

One thought on “Thursday, May 11 — day 46”

  1. Thanks for the update, I was getting a bit concerned. I do enjoy your trail adventures. My daughter started the trail 4/22. It is fun to see where she is headed through your blog and what you both observe about the same parts of the trail.


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