Day 99

Oct 24
Miles:  7.2
PCT:  1093.5 – 1100.7
Total Miles:  1173.9
Elevation gain:  1204

I caught a ride from South Lake Tahoe from a lady that went out her way to take me to the trail.  It only took 10 minutes or so to get the ride.  I’ve been very lucky with hitchhiking.  I think it helps to have a sign.

I started hiking around 1:30 pm at Echo Lake.  There were lots of day hikers and a few hikers that did overnight camping along the trail.  It was a cold and windy day with clear skies.  The trail was so rocky and hard on my feet, I decided to call it the “Trail of Tears”.  I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to rocky trails, but I think it is less painful to my feet now than in the past, but still agonizing.

I only hiked about 7 miles, as that brought me to a tent site and the next one was too far away.  First days back are always harder then the days that follow.

Good evening PCT…

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I saw several cabins similar to this one along Echo Lake.

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Echo Lake

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Bill (Blackhawk Down)

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