Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 95: Mile 1870.8 (34.3)

Location: maidu lake trail

Waking up today to a sunrise over crater lake was quite spectacular.
We walked along the rim for several miles before finally departing and
heading north. Once out of the national park boundary, the Mosquitos
started in full force again. There were just plain awful today. I
just can't verbalize how bad they really are. Imagine trying to walk
with 200 of them orbiting your head...then increase that by an order
of magnitude. We know tomorrow is going to be worse too. Everything
we've heard tells us they won't let up until after elk lake (80 miles
north). Safely in my tent now listening to the steady hum outside.

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