Start: tentsite at 2171
End: tentsite at mile 2193
Miles covered: 22
PCT mile marker: 2193/2652
Highlight: Greeting runners heading southbound on the PCT in a 50-km trail race, especially the one with bib number 6. When we spotted him, Windy and I gleefully exclaimed, “You’re number six. I am not a number! I AM A FREE MAN!!*” This earned a suitably quizzical grin from the runner.
Biggest challenge: A 3,000-ft climb tested my feet, which were very sore by the time I arrived at camp.
*If you are also confused and curious, check out the full opening credits to the British TV show, The Prisoner.