Sunday, April 19, 2015

PCT 2015 -> Days 6-8 (4/17-4/19) (miles 92-144)

Day 6 started at the 3rd gate water cache and ended at the town of Warner Springs at mile 109.  Warner Springs is a hiker friendly town that has a community center that provides breakfast and lunch to hikers (for a donation) and also showers and laundry facilities.  The hiking into the town went past some nice meadows and also the landmark of Eagle Rock.

Eagle Rock

Warner Springs,CA

The next day the trail started along a nice creek (which actually had water!), then climbed along a hot ridge, and ended at a trail angel's house at mile 127, which hosts hikers and provides dinner and a place to camp.

Generally I've been on the trail each morning by 7AM to take advantage of the cool mornings.  I'll then take a couple short snack/water breaks throughout the day, and one longer afternoon break during the midday heat.  I'd like to do more late day hiking but I usually make camp around 6PM. 

Next up is Paradise Cafe for a burger, and then the town of Idylwild 2 days later.

Camp at mile 144