March 24, Day 14
PCT mile 189, Fuller Ridge
I got back on trail today. Brian and Austin came up yesterday and spent the day and night.
This morning we had breakfast and the dropped me off at the Devils slide side trail. It was 2.5 miles of brutal to get back to the PCT.
Today I hiked between 8 and 9000 feet of elevation. The trail isn’t any more difficult than the rest of it, but being at elevation makes everything more work.
I hiked across snow fields for the first time today. That added a new challenge to the hiking. It also results in slower hiking because you make sure of your footing with each step.
Today was also my coldest day on trail. In the sun I was quite warm, but in the shade of The pine forest, things were significantly cooler.
The sun just went down and the temperature is already down to the mid 40s. It’s going to be cold tonight.
And due to the temperature my blog post is short lived tonight. My fingers are freezing.