a journey of 2,652 miles
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL 2018
starts with a single step.
Miles 1153.9 to 1172.3. Bushcamp to Bushcamp (+2 miles to paradise lake)
Early we get up today as we agreed yesterday to hike with Flaming Hot and Sweatheart. So at 6am Sweatheart walks into our campsite and Flaming Hot is already up exploring the scenery.
So off we are and soon reach a highway rest area. Here we discover that there are several vending machines and joyfully pimp our breakfast with M&Ms icecream, cinamon rolls and a swiss roll.
We all have breakfast together and talk to car people who are interested in what we are doing.
Later we hike on and pass the junction to Paradise Lake, a supposedly amazingly beautiful lake, which is unfortunately about 1.5 off trail. But since we are only on the PCT once in our life we all agree to do the extra mileage and jump in the lake. And it is totally worth the extra miles! There are some small islands not far from shore, the water is clear like ice and azure blue. We all have lunch there and after some hours continue our hike through woods and forest until we arrive at our camp spot at about 7pm.
Quickly we pitch our tents and crawl into our sleeping bags.