CALIFORNIA - June 29- July 6th
It was the best of times, it was well, the best of times!
This section of the PCT, where it coincides with the JMT and Sierra's, has been phenomenal! I'm still trying to digest all the amazing views I've seen and passes I've crossed over but this has been the most incredible stretch of trail for me so far. Now that I'm in Mammoth Lakes, CA, we've officially done all five of the major passes; Forester, Glen, Pincote, Mather and Muir and crossed two of our major river fords; Evolution and Bear.
I was super glad I had my microspikes be used there was still some snow left on many of the passes but the spikes over my shoes gave me all the traction in the world trudging up and down the icy bits.
One of the most terrifying moments of my hiking career. Look closely, the trail goes right over a snow bridge. Didn't realize it until I was halfway over but directly underneath us was a raging river. A few more weeks of warm sunny weather and that bridge will likely be gone.
Reading The Wild Muir, on the steps of the Muir Hut, while on top of Muir Pass, in the John Muir Wilderness. #Inception much?!?!
I'll hopefully be back with more shortly, for now it's bedtime- and in a real bed so... #sleepingintomorrow :)