PCT Day 116 – Monday August 7
Sawyers Bar Road Mile 1597.2 to Cub Bear Spring Mile 1604.7
PCT Miles Hiked Today: 7.5
Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1217.2
Feet Ascended Today: 1538
Feet Descended Today: 1143
Current Elevation: 6290
Steps: I FORGOT TO PUT ON MY FITBIT
I spent the morning hanging out in Etna and doing town chores. The following pictures summarize my morning in town:
Blossom drove me back to the trailhead along with some other hikers in the afternoon. I was on the trail around 3:30 pm heading into the Marble Mountain Wilderness. When I came through Seiad Valley a month ago, several locals talked to me at length about the Marble Mountains, waxing eloquent about their beauty. Ever since then I’ve been looking forward to this part of the hike.
It was a bit overcast today with cooler temperatures as I headed into the mountains. I passed a trail register, the first one I’ve seen on trail since I started hiking again back in Dunsmuir, and found the entry for my friends Hitch, Tetris, Spider Mama Mama and Monarch from a week ago. I miss those guys 🙂
After hiking 7.5 hours, I took a spur trail to Cub Bear Spring and found an awesome campsite away from the PCT with fabulous views of the valley below. Clouds threatened rain in the distance and the sky turned pink as the sun set behind the clouds. I played Enya’s greatest hits and felt very relaxed, enjoying the evening. I put up my rainfly and battened down the hatches in case it decided to rain on me overnight.