Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Start: Camped by the trail near Fontanillis Lake at Mile 1108.7, 8288 ft
Finish: Camped by the trail at Mile 1127.0, 7992 ft
Daily Miles: 18.3 PCT
Total PCT Miles: 2447.6
Weather: Mild and sunny
Breakfast: Pop tarts
Dinner: Rehydrated chilli mac with beef
Aches: Nothing new
Highlight: None really
Lowlight: I’m looking forward to camping somewhere where there is no snow on the ground nearby.
Pictures: Click here
Rob and I were hiking by 7:15am on a cool clear morning after a cold night. Our goal was to cover about 18 miles, but we were going to see how the day progressed, and adjust our goal if necessary.
It turned out to be a bit of a “green tunnel” day, with most of the walking being through pretty pine forest and occasional grassy clearings. We did pass by a couple of picturesque lakes, and at the end of the day climbed high to a saddle with good views of the surrounding mountains and to McKinney Bay on the huge Lake Tahoe to the east.
Although it wasn’t a spectacular day, scenery-wise, the hiking was pleasant and time passed quickly as Rob and I solved the world’s problems. We reached our target campsite in a valley beside a small stream at 5:30pm and after setting up camp and eating dinner, retired to our tents soon after 7:00pm. It looks like being another cold night.