Thursday, July 8, 2010
Day 77: Mile 1335.8 (20.4)
What a great day. Woke up early, had a nice and easy 20 miler up and
around a 7600 ft peak and down to highway 36. Along the way, we
passed the midpoint marker. It was a great moment. I took some pics,
signed the register, and soaked it in. The snow, while still hanging
around in a few patches, is no longer a factor in the hike. We've
averaged over 28 miles per day for the past 5 days. We gotva quick
hitch into Chester, got a cheap room split three ways (bojangles, and
ed) and I took on the half-gallon challenge. 54 minutes later, I
stood triumphantly, with 64 oz of ice cream on my belly. Hellz yeah.
Tomorrow we enter Lassen national volcanic park, where the road was
just opened due to snow! Looking forward to northern Cali.
It's all down hill from here.....right?