a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2018
starts with a single step.
Miles 15.4 to 26. Hauser Creek to Boulder Oaks.
We started fairly early about 5am from Hauser creek. It got pretty cold at night, so when we started, the temperature still was like 6 degrees.
For the first two hours, we had to climb 500 meters to reach the lake morena plateau.
On the way there we met a Korean couple, they had run out of water and were desperate to get some. So we gave them like half a liter of our remaining water.
After a while we reached the plateau. From there it was another 2.5 hours of hiking until reaching Lake Morena. At approx 9:30 we arrived at the local store where we met Fiona and Sonja again.
At the store we resupplied and ate a delicious breakfast.
After we met with Melanie, a very friendly girl from Germany and we spent the afternoon together with her laying on the fairly green grass in the shades.
At 3 pm we left, Melanie stayed at Lake Morena for the night.
The afternoon walk became very exhausting because the temperature rose up to 35 degrees.
After walking another 6.3 miles we reached Boulder Oaks at approx 7 pm.
You have to imagine Boulder oaks like a small campsite with a stinky restroom and most importantly a running faucet!
There we meet for the first time with Greg (later “Speedy) from France, Thibaud from Belgium, and Kim and Lin from Korea, the couple we gave water to earlier that day.
After having putting up the tent and having dinner we fell asleep very quickly.