Tuesday August 14, 2012
Start: Mile 1516 Disappearing Creek
End: Mile 1535
I start today by getting water. I have a waterless stretch ahead of me from mile 1521 to mile 1535, but the sources between 1516 and 1521 are questionable at best . I drink as much as I can: 1 1/2 liters and fill up my water bladder. My pack is now as heavy as before. Oh the irony: I make all this effort to lighten my pack and I’m right back where I started. The Trinity Alps are nice. Not as high as the Sierras, but the ragged peaks still offer beautiful vistas. I don’t take pictures. The light is wrong. Visibility is poor. The valleys are filled with smoke from the Lassen fire.