Start: Jackson Flat Campground
End: Cooper Canyon Trail Camp
Miles covered: 24 (+1 for frog detour)
PCT mile marker: 395/2652
Highlight: Summiting Mount Baden-Powell in beautiful weather. (Honorable mention: Jalapeño tuna packet and Idahoan loaded baked potato. Whoa Nelly!)
Biggest challenge: 2-mile road walk on the Angeles Crest Highway, to avoid a detour around endangered frog habitat.
Still encountering an occasional rattlesnake. They are much darker here, compared with the ones I’ve seen before.