Portola, CA to Campsite at mile 1206.18
By 10:00 AM we were on our way into town. We found the laundromat and a cafe just down the street...perfect!
With laundry done and our bellies fed, we headed back to the trail. Oh, I forgot to mention earlier that Brad is getting back on trail today. He is feeling totally better and is ready to get back to hiking after missing the last 2 weeks. Woohoo!
We were all ready to hike at 1:19 PM...including Tim who is going to hike in with us a couple of miles.
Tim climbed with us for about 2 miles then headed back to the 4Runner to then drive to where the trail intercepts another road 9 miles ahead. Meanwhile, Share Bear, Brad, and I kept climbing. We met 2 guys from South Korea hiking the trail, Jay and Chen. We continued to see them throughout the rest of the day.
We spent at least 2 hours walking up this ridge. It was tiring, but beautiful.
While hiking toward us he walked over this shadow and couldn't wait for me to take a photo with him and the shadow:
We made it to camp just before 8:00 PM and quickly set up our tents. Mine and Share Bear's were up, but Brad was still working on his. I think he is a bit rusty after his 16 day break.
It's another warmer night so I didn't put on the wind flap. It should be a perfect for a good nights sleep.