This mornings sunrise was warm and I enjoyed the hike. The snow was especially sparse which I couldn't help but smile about. I was in a great mood!
Around 9 miles for the day I stopped and ate second breakfast. According to my notes this was around 10:00 am and I had eaten nearly 2,000 calories. I remember the days of having a hunger that couldn't be satisfied no matter how much I consumed. At that point I usually was always snacking throughout the day... until I ran out of snacks that is.
I was back on the move around 11:00 am. I figured the only way to achieve my goal of 25 miles today was to keep moving. So that's what I did.
When there was snow or wind or mud, I would just turn my music up, put my head down and push through it. Being in a good mood really helped me work through the small aches, pains and everyday challenges the trail brings.
I took my second break at Carson Pass, around 20 miles for the day. I decided it would be good to take a couple hours and rest my legs, which were feeling rather tired by this point. I had made good time so I could take some time and let my body rest and relax.
There were a couple that manned the Information Station at Carson Pass. They were wonderful and provided PCT hikers with fresh fruit, water and a bit of trail mix, which was really just mixed cereal... but who cares? Not me.
The last 5 miles of the day were rather easy and I moved fast to get to camp at an earlier hour. My campsite would be at Showers Lake, and I was back with the group. It was a great campsite.