Pacific Crest Trail Day 121 – Pilot Rock to Hyatt Lake Recreation Area

PCT Day 121 – Saturday August 12
Pilot Rock Viewpoint Tentsite Mile 1721.9 to Mile 1743.9

PCT Miles Hiked Today: 22
Total PCT Miles Hiked: 1293.8
Feet Ascended Today: 3432
Feet Descended Today: 3143
Current Elevation: 5369
Steps: 62353

Long day today. My longest day yet, actually. I’m trying to beat my previous record (which was 21.7) incrementally as I go so I can keep challenging myself.

I’m liking Oregon so far. No dramatic scenery or rugged mountains yet, mostly forested trails with gentle elevation and smooth paths. The Ashland area also has a lot of rolling fields with prairie-like yellow grass.

Tonight I’m camped near Hyatt Lake Recreation Area. I didn’t bother to leave the trail and check out the lake as I’ll be going to some other lakes this week and I wanted to make some miles. I caught a few glimpses of the lake from the trail.

Here’s a summary of my day in pictures, as I’m too tired to write much today:

Entering Soda Mountain Wilderness
Sunrise over Pilot Rock
Hobart Bluff Trailhead. BEST OUTHOUSE ON THE TRAIL!
One of Many Pipe Gates on the Trail
Water Cache!
Hiker Crossing
Hiker Trash Crossing
It looks like this tree is bleeding
Little Hyatt Reservoir
Hyatt Lake at Sunset

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