Memories from July 23
At a break, Jan explained why he hadn’t drawn water from the previous water source, a spring 0.2 miles off trail. “Do these miles take me to Canada? Noooooo”. PCT hikers usually have little desire to hike anything other than the trail. People sometimes joke about being willing to hitch a few dozen yards if given the option.
The Marble Mountain Wilderness was like reminiscent of the Sierras, though lacking snow. The ridges were rugged as was the trail. Steep granite hillsides plunged into clear lakes or soft meadows.