5.5 miles…. I got vortex’ed into a beautiful lake…
So I was supposed to go 10.4 miles today but the lake was phenomenal. I knew I would regret not staying here because if I’m not out here enjoying the woods in solitude sometimes instead of just walking for hours then what am I doing?
I hiked 2.5 miles of the day with two awesome day hikers. I met lots of dogs and other day hikers along the way.
Finally started to read my book that I’ve had since Stehekin.
I was given some snacks from dayhikers... cheeseeeeee.
I took two swims in the lake.
Enjoyed the sunshine and the birds and chipmunks. Pure beauty.
A section PCT hiker joined me for dinner and then went off to their campsite across the creek. It was a beautiful night with my rain fly off, listening to birds, seeing the stars, and enjoying a solo camping spot :)