Day 85 - 6/22/18 (flip SOBO from Ashland, OR to Lone Pine, CA)
June 25, 2018
Mile 1463.9 to 1446.0 for 17.9 miles with elevation gain of 3718 and decrease of 2841. Total PCT miles 1018.69. Camp is at elevation of 5089 close to Bartle Gap. A very warm night, followed by a very hot day. Hiking by 7am and in camp at 5:30. We had planned to hike further but underestimated the toll yesterday took on us. We were both dehydrated and water sources were slim. We did camel up at Moosehead creek and then carried 7 liters 1.7 miles to a tent site where we dry camped. Saw several NOBO hikers in the afternoon and evening. We had some good views but most of the day was hiking through old clear cuts under the beating sun with no breeze. The trail was rocky and very dusty; similar to the desert. This was one of the dirtiest days for us since the desert. Still amazed at the lack of wildlife.