Day 10 – 23 mi – PCT mile 205

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Start: San Jacinto Peak

End: tentsite near water faucet at mile 205

Miles covered: 23

PCT mile marker: 205/2652

Highlight: A very comfortable campsite—with bats!—for a restorative night’s sleep.

Biggest challenge: Staying awake. The exhaustion from the previous day, paired with a distracted night of sleep (so many stars!) made for a sleep-deprived state heading back down the mountain toward Cabazon.

Side Note: I didn’t realize until I was sleeping on the peak that resting heart rates are faster at higher altitude, especially if you are not yet acclimated.  Mine was about 20bpm faster than usual at 10,000 feet.

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4 thoughts on “Day 10 – 23 mi – PCT mile 205

  1. Your body will do a lot of adjustment due to the altitude. It sounds like the hike is going well and that water hasn’t been an issue. We have the opposite problem here – to much water! I’ll be out doing trail maintenance next weekend (National Trail Days June 2) and we are hoping for some dry weather. Streams are out of their banks and some of the trails will need a lot of work. I’ll probably end up slogging up Little Stoney Creek Trail and rebuilding tread and water bars after all of the heavy rains. Have another great day on the trail and Be Careful and Be Safe Out There! – Hardcharger

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