PCT Day 5: Uphill Battle
Day 5 5-23 Sleep 2145-530
Well I slept in, not on purpose. I had only been using my watch for an alarm, as to save my phone battery. I must have hit the button to stop the alarm without knowing or did not hear it because of the wind. Either way I woke up at 530 instead of 400, whoops. Well I am sure that the hot section I have to hike through today will be even more fun now, seeing as how I will be there more like 1200 then 1030. Anyhow, I was cruising and it felt good. After a while though, I couldn’t help but feel like every step was uphill and I was just crawling along. Well, it was! I climbed about 7,000 net vertical feet. I therefore had no reason to get upset about how much walking I did for the day. Finally, I reached a place with a view. And what a view. I could not tell, but I assumed there was a lake down on the horizon and thus the reason the fog-cloud had pooled in that valley. Gorgeous! If I could, I would have set up camp there and watch the sun set right into the cloud. But I seem to remember I am trying to get to
as fast as my legs will carry me, so onward.
It was nice and cool in the early evening, which was a pleasant change
of pace to the temperature all day. I
knew I was in for a cold night of sleeping, which I always sleep really well in
the cold and was excited for that. I ate
dinner and walked on in the cold, having trouble seeing through my breath in my
headlamps light. Finally, I said enough
and laid up for the night.
|Good morning sleepy head|
|Finally up in the cool|
|From all the way down there, to here|
|Short write up today, figured I would let the pictures do the talking|