Start: Porcupine Lake
End: Scott Mountain Campground
Miles covered: 29
PCT mile marker: 1560/2652
Highlight: Sunrise over Toad Lake, with views of Mt Shasa in the background.
Biggest challenge: By the end of this high-mileage day, my foot started to hurt in a way that was ominously familiar, a bit like a bruise on the bottom of my foot. I knew that I would have to keep an eye on it.
Side note: Apparently we just missed some hail storms. It was surprisingly cool, so the hailstones hadn’t yet melted where the trees provided plentiful shade.