Start: tentsite at 2419
End: Deep Lake
Miles covered: 15
PCT mile marker: 2434/2652
Highlight: Fiery sunrise on the mountain.
Biggest challenge: Constant cold (35-45 deg F) rain. This might have been my most challenging day on the trail. Not physically challenging, but technically and mentally challenging. I decided that in order to ensure my sleeping layers stayed dry on what was forecast to be a very cold night, I would stop and pitch my tent at 2pm instead of climbing to the top of the ridge to the next possible campsite. It was the safe choice.