Day 92 - 6/29/18 (flip SOBO from Ashland, OR to Lone Pine, CA).
July 9, 2018
Mile 1328.0 to 1305.4 for 22.57 miles. Elevation gain of 4425 and loss of 3210. Total PCT miles 1159.23. Hiking at 7:15 and into camp at 7:30 (Cold Springs; elevation 6471). My feet are still tired from yesterday. Last evening I was discouraged with the distance and elevation we had to do today and not have to carry lots of water. All water today was off trail requiring steep descents. At mile 12 we steeply descended .3 miles and filled up for the next 10 miles. We both struggled mentally today; Jerry early on and me at our water source. However, cooling off my feet in the spring water reset my attitude. We are in bad need of a “zero” which we have not had in over 200 miles. This and the condition of our shoes is contributing to our mental fatigue. Our camp tonight is on the side of a dirt road because all tent sites are taken by a large group of young women.