Got up 5.30am, left camp 6am. My tent was covered in ash this morning.
Took some photos of the beautiful Burney Falls, on trail 6.45am.
With the good start, I made my usual 10 miles by 10am. Getting water at Screwdriver creek, running into bigger group of hikers. Flower also there.
With 14 miles at 12pm, took a lunch break at Peavine creek.
Thinking about how many miles I wanna do today. It’s hot again and not as flat as the last days.
Song of the day: Herbert Grönemeyer – Wunderbare Leere
The landscape varied a bit, especially the trees. But the haze caused by the nearby forest fires remained the whole day.
I saw the group with Flower several times – they were aiming at a 28 miles campground. Too much for me… But it’s either 21 miles or 28 miles with water or dry camping in between.
It’s funny – I ended up as being one of the first to pitch my tent around mile 24 – all others moved by first and then ended up camping just hundred feet further.
Walking in the twilight all day caused by the smoke isn’t easy.
The night turned out to be good since it was cool, maybe due to the exposed location on a saddle and the altitude of 5200 feet.