A nice morning. The sounds of birds and frogs woke me up short before 6am, so I was on trail before 7am. Just before passing the bee hive, I met another hiker and we hurried by together. No problems this time, guess they were really sleepy as I was hoping.
I did not feel as refreshed as the previous day… The heat got me early. I took breaks at 5 miles, 7 miles and around 10 miles just before Mount Laguna, the destination for today.
Had a nice chat with Rotem in a long lunch break at mile 10, later on also Paulina joined.
We hiked together the last mile to Mount Laguna. We did some shopping at the general store, I picked up my package. I had ordered enough food for 4-5 days to take me to Warner Springs. With the food I had left, I am now carrying way too much food.
So at least for dinner I could eat my own food – the only restaurant in town is closed on Monday.
We had a nice dinner in a group with other PCT hikers. Later Rotem was playing Ukulele and singing at the fire – PCT life at its best.
A video will follow later.
A great day with nice company. Looking forward to tomorrow. It should be even or downhill for the next 30 miles.
3 thoughts on “Day 3 – Kitchen Creek to Mount Laguna, mile 41”
Oh man, the heat on the desert is a bitch, glad you had a short day!
It sounds like you had a very good day tho! So cool
Yesterday was hot indeed. Now I am just behind Mount Laguna. Much more shade, cooler and mostly downhill. 😁
Asking the expert… Is the Zpacks Duplex worth the price if I want a spacious lighter tent that uses the hiking poles? Still on my MSR Hubba hubba with 1.7kg…