Deep Creek Campsite to Campsite Under Rainbow Bridge
My friend Dave Grassie helped me figure out this water filtering system that works pretty well. Cheers Dave!
Throughout the morning we said goodby to David, Jason, and the Grist Family until we were the only ones left. It took us 2.5 hours to leave for today's hike...maybe a new long record. I'm sure we will beat in one day.
As usual, here is the pre-hike picture. Not usual, we have Wildcard and Ron joining in on it.
As soon as pulling up to the hot spring, a local welcomed me to the spring and offered and handed me a beer. How incredibly cool. Especially since he had to carry it down here along with all his other stuff including tent, food, drinks, blankets, etc to make it through the weekend.
Of course Ron, Brad, and I jumped right into the hot spring. Wow, did it feel great. We stayed there for at least 2 hours until we finally had to say our goodbyes and head back out on the trail. Wildcard was enjoying herself so much, my guess is that she is still there right now spending the night.
After setting up tents, we ate dinner and were able to hang out longer than usual because it wasn't cold. We are down to 3,233 feet tonight, more than 1,000 feet lower than last night, so it is a bit warmer.
As I am lying here getting ready to sleep, there is the sound of frogs croaking and water flowing. The sounds of the PCT...ahhhhh.