Start: tentsite at 1496
End: tentsite at mile 1508
Miles covered: 12 (+4 to/from town)
PCT mile marker: 1508/2652
Highlight: Views of the Castle Crags. (Honorable mention: Great sandwiches and hospitality from the people at Ammirati’s Market in Castella.)
Biggest challenge: The very hot climb out of Castella with what I intended to be a six-day supply of food. Turns out we are in the middle of a heat wave, and temperatures are 15 degrees above normal for this time of year.