PCT: 1139.9 – 1155.6
Total Miles: 1228.8
Elevation gain: 1544
This was another day of heavy snow in spots. The weather was good and not too cold. Once again, the snow proved easy on my feet, so I only had foot pain when hiking up or down south facing mountains where there was little snow and plenty of sharp rocks to jab my feet with glee.
It was a short day as it’s a town day and I only needed 15.7 miles to the highway. Even so, it felt hard today. I normally try to minimize the miles on the town days so there’s lots of time for hitching a ride and getting a hotel. I was lucky and some day hikers gave me a ride into town as soon as I got to the highway.
I checked into one of the historic hotels that had shared bathrooms and no TV, microwave or refrigerator. It was the only place under $100/night I paid for two nights figuring I would do a zero day tomorrow. There was a bus service so I could get to the grocery and laundry without too much walking.
I walked several mountain saddles today. They give great 360 degree views.
Bill (Blackhawk Down)