Another great sunrise to start the morning.
The peak on the left is called Nipple Top. Clear skies with a light smokey haze to start the day.
The trail climbed through desert cliffs reminiscent of Souther California.
Most of the morning the trail wound through these funky rock formations.
I’m sure this one has a name…but i don’t know what it is.
I’m still surprised and impressed by all the wild flowers hanging on into September.
By the afternoon the skies couldn’t decide whether to be threatening or clear.
These are two guys also hiking southbound…I’ve only seen two others since I got back on trail in NoCal.
I found a gorgeous campsite that had a few too many cow pies for my liking. Plus, the incessant clanging of cow bells would have driven me nuts. Lastly, not my preferred water sources in these areas. I hiked another 3 miles, crossed a barb wire fence (no more cows) and camped next to a creek 🙂
I’ve now passed 2400 trail miles and have less than 250 to go!