Woke early, had 1st breakfast at 5:30am (leftover stove top stuffing), and hit the trail right around 6:00 am
Made it to Coon Cabin after 6 miles. You can rent this place for groups, but I cannot see why. The windows and doors are gone, and the rats are in. Had 2nd breakfast outside. Very nice quiet day with a slight cooling breeze.
Picture out of order.
Somehow, all the garbage was on the ground. Must have been from animals, as most of the trail has been pristine.
And I make it to mile 250!!!
Only 6 miles to go to get to water and camp. I only carried 3 liters, as I guzzled 1.5 liters before I started, and needed no water till later.
The next 4 miles were very gentle, as most of the climb was behind us. I was cruising and made great time into camp at mile 256. Of course, cruising for me is “distressed shuffling” for everyone that passes me on the trail.
Fortunately, a “trickle stream” existed just below my camp spot at Aristane camp, and I did not need to walk 1/2 mile down to the water soirée and back.
Someone left some nice painted rocks as PCT souvenirs.
At mile 254, Onyx point, a water cache sometimes exists with the help of “Mountain Momma”. Sadly, no water today.
The water spot at mile 256 had a bunch of friendly bees. We left each other alone.
I don’t know if the bees are visible in the last couple pics.
Feeling great with only 10 moles to go to get to Big Bear, and food, showers, and a rail break.
It was a nice, easy, pretty 16 miles with only a couple moderate climbs that I was able to tackle before 12, and the heat.