PCT Day 6: The River
Day 6 5-24-15 Sleep 2145-400
I was right: slept amazing. I didn’t want to get up in the morning, because I was sleeping so well, but also because it was so cold. But
Canada on my mind. I was up and moving fast to stay warm. I moved well for the first ten hours of the
day, the music was hitting the spot, the trail easy, the views beautiful; I was
flowing, in the river. My philosophy on
life; The River; go with the flow and it is all downhill. You can eddy out when you want, portage if
you need, or just send that waterfall when you feel like it (I thought I was
reading a hiking trip report, not philosophical babblings) It was
getting hot in the afternoon and I was exposed in the sun the entire way. When I stopped to get water and dry out my
feet, I lost all momentum. My feet were
pretty wet and so I spent the little extra time making sure they were dry. I continued slowly running on this apparently
never ending descent. All I wanted to do
was walk and looked forward to some uphill.
It never came, the trail rolled along a river and then into a flat
valley. The beautiful sunset only
slightly distracted me from the fact that I was fried, needed water and
desperately wanted to walk. Finally, I
hit Deep creek and was able to camel up for the night. I also got to walk uphill, for about 500
feet. Then it was rolling trail cut into
the side of the canyon. I trudged on and
finally setup camp in a bend in the trail.
I was warned that there was no camping for the next 12 miles or so, but
when you are just bivying you don’t need much.
Also, setting up late and leaving early, I have no problem sleeping
right on the trail a night or two, which tonight I was.
|Hot and sunny, makes my thoughts funny|
|Im goin down, down, down, down|
|Finally; some Boss|