Day 76 - 6/13/18 (flip SOBO Ashland, OR to Lone Pine, CA)
June 19, 2018
Mile 1599.7 to 1586.1 for 13.68 miles. Elevation increase of 3319 and decrease of 2146. Total PCT miles 878.62. Camped at elevation of 7156.3 (Russian Wilderness boundary). After a great breakfast got ride back to trail. Hiking by 10:30 and into camp at 5:45. Trail steadily gained as we looked down on several lakes and went through another large burn area. Before heading out today we ran into Mary from Portland, OR (aka “roadrunner”) who we had not seen since day 1. She made it through the Sierras and plans to finish the trail by 8/10 when she starts medical school. Ran into several hikers going NOBO who skipped the Sierras. Had several snow patches to go through and noticed the mosquitoes are increasing. We had a dry camp so filtered and carried 6 liters for the last 1.5 miles into camp.