Got up 5.20am. Slept really well – the altitude was probably the reason for the cooler night.
But while the smoke had cleared up a bit last night, it was really bad again this morning.
The current forest fires in California seem to be a sad new record – also the German media report on the fires.
When hiking the trail, we always keep an eye on the website of the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) – they maintain a good overview on trail closures.
On trail at 6.15am. Today we might aim for a tentsite with water in 29 miles. Vertical profile looks ok. Trail will go up to over 7000 feet but more or less stay there.
First break at 9.40am, 10 miles in at Deadfall Lake.
Today I hiked with Gusty and Crumbs and ran into Footstuck and Orangutan multiple times.
Came to tentsite at 6.30pm at mile 1553. Also due to the smoke, it was nonotonous hiking day today. Quick dinner and into the tent.
I am looking forward to completing Northern California. The 29 miles today will help.
Once darkness came some deer walked around my tent – tried to hush it away.