PCT Day 117: Timothy Lake and Pinhead Butte

Miles Hiked: 33.3

PCT Mileage: 2264

This morning I started hiking in the dark. I knew we had to do a big day so we could catch up to Trail Diva at Ollalie tomorrow morning. I personally don’t want to be hiking days this big right now but I don’t have a choice if I want to make it to trail days. The trail was easy for the first ten miles. I listened to a podcast and took a break at the first water source where midnight caught up to me. Midnight and I had so much fun hiking together today. I have been hiking with her for a long time but I don’t think we have gotten to know each other very well until recently because there are always so many other people around or so much chaos. Today wasn’t crazy significant but we did get to see Little Crater Lake. It was a small very deep and very clear blue lake with lots of trees in the bottom. It stays 34 degrees all year round. It was cool to see. I did see a few people jump in it but no way would I want to! We saw a horse on the trail today. It looked very panicked with it’s movements. I’m not sure how the rider stayed on but it definitely scared me a bit. We took a break at Timothy Lake and at a creek on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation that the trail goes through. It wasn’t until 8pm that we got to camp and I didn’t feel like I took enough breaks. I think it’s just so much harder to do the same amount of miles I was previously doing with a very tired body.

Happy Trails!

-Early Bird

Published by Deserrae Potts

Thru Hiker Blogger

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