After 3.5 weeks off trail I’m “BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN”…not only is it a great Aerosmith song it’s also appropriate given that the Tour de France is in full swing.
I flew into Medford, OR last night then caught a 6am bus. I then hitched a ride to the trailhead I departed from on June 16th…thanks Rocky! Rocky is section hiking the whole PCT over 4 years and she’ll be over 80% done this year!
Hitting the trail after 3.5 weeks of R&R.
I think I accidentally walked through a wormhole and wound up in Canada…not sure why the distances on this sign are in kilometers ?
Cooling my feet off in a refreshing creek.
Cowboy camping under Mt Shasta.
There was a lot of climbing today (6000’+). Unfortunately, the steep section was also out of the tall pines and very hot with no shade.
Castle Crags sunset.
Nothing like picking a bit of a challenge to start with. Stiff climb in the brutal heat. Welcome back to NorCal and the PCT!
BTW, the Castle Crags sunset photo link appears broken.
Might need to reload that pic…thx!