Day 3. 4/10/21 miles 32 to 52. Navy Nick, tough ascent, and fall #2

The day started wonderfully with a great view of a cloud covered lake Moreno.

We said goodbye at Cibbets Flat campground, and my solo adventure started in earnest.

A sad 0.7 uphill to the start of the trail (that .7 does not count, but it still hurts).

The initial hike was quite easy and scenic. Wide path surrounded by lush plants

The view back to Cibbets where I started the day.

This is about mile 35. It was a pretty steady gradual climb into Mount Laguna at mile 42. Laguna is a 6000 feet, and does not seem like the desert at all. This was about a 2000 vertical climb, but it went well.

Made it into mount Laguna (mile 42). Took a nice long break after taking a wrong left turn out of the campground but made it to the grocery. had lunch, restocked, charged the phone and decided to continue on. The next 5 miles were ok as you continue to meander around the hills. At mile 47 (15 for the day) I took a long break at a point with great vistas

Made it into mount Laguna (mile 42). Took a nice long break after taking a wrong left turn out of the campground but made it to the grocery. had lunch, restocked, charged the phone and decided to continue on. The next 5 miles were ok as you continue to meander around the hills. At mile 47 (15 for the day) I took a long break at a point with great vistas

Lost my text here for some reason. Continued on to Pioneer picnic area and Navy Nick served up tasty cheeseburgers and cold beer. Had a scary fall just before reaching the picnic area, but no new injury

Published by tomconnolly3

Former 270 pound hiking noob is attempting to hike the PCT starting April 8!

2 thoughts on “Day 3. 4/10/21 miles 32 to 52. Navy Nick, tough ascent, and fall #2

  1. Tom we admire your perseverance! Your pictures and descriptions of the trail and people you are meeting are wonderful! We feel we are right there with you. No more falls please. Earl and Gail

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