Nice early start to what is expected to be a hot clear day. Typical pretty sunrise to start the day.
It appears to be Sierra City far below us
This hike was nice in that numerous off trail water sources were pretty close to get to, even when there was no water on the trail.
The views just kept coming as the long climb continued.
Except for me, this was pretty area for certain!
Big PCT sign
One of the many lakes you come across. Most you can see but cannot realistically get to, kinda frustrating
The wildflowers were so thick you would almost choke on the pollen.
Love the lakes
Trail magic on the downhill just before Pack Saddle campground. Great tasting orange Sanka! Campground is popular and has toilets and filtered water, always a welcome treat.
Pack saddle camp area
More easy water sources.
Almost their own Castle Crags rocks
Clouds building in the distance. Nothing developed
Lunch spot around 2:00 . About 14 miles in. To tired for a real photo. Lol.
Shasta forest signs.
5 people, day hikers, passed me just before my planned camp spot, causing me fear that no spots would be available. Happily many spots existed and about a dozen hikers camped here.
Nice buggy water spot at camp.
Made 18 miles today arriving in camp before 5:00. I see to rethink my food plans as stuffing and Knorrs side just taste terrible now. Also tuna and oatmeal.
Will try for another big day tomorrow. Feel pretty good so far, but I do have some blisters and rashes.