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
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: