Monday, October 13, 2014

day five: Craig Creek to Brookside-McCurdy, 8/16/14

5 miles

our first really cold morning of the trip, and we're only at 9400 ft.  at this point, I'm nervous about the temperature for all our high altitude days.

got an early enough start to get in 5 miles by noon.  but by noon, i was toast.  we didn't have water at the campsite last night, so we started the day a little dehydrated.  this was also the first day i had no appetite, but was also super hungry.  very happy for a short day, to rest and fuel up.

the hike for today continued up the log road, and through a very dense wet forest.  lots of mushrooms.

C found an amazing site with a  creek, waterfall, sitting area, and tent area - and excellent views of the valley.  we set up camp, washed our clothes and ourselves, and i climbed into tent and napped hard for an hour.  this area seemed to be a good place for day mountain bikers to get in a good ride. 

C puttered around and made repairs and cleaned while i read Tasteful Nudes by Dave Hill and John Muir.

views of the valley

drying clothes at camp

John Muir is a maniac

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