Start: tentsite at 2275
End: tentsite on the Miriam fire detour, near Lost Hat Lake.
Miles covered: 14
PCT mile marker: 2289/2652 equivalent. This was in the middle of a detour around the Miriam fire, so the PCT mileage isn’t precise.
Highlight: Goat Rocks was even more spectacular today. I had a hard time narrowing down the photos to use for this blog post. (Honorable mention: Coyote howls in the middle of the night reminded me that I’m truly in the wilderness.)
Biggest challenge: Elevation and terrain were about as difficult as I’ve seen on the PCT. Even though it was a relatively low-mileage day, I was spent. (My foot did surprisingly well today, perhaps because my pack had so little food left in it. Regardless, I ordered a different model of shoes to try starting at Snoqualmie Pass.)