Walker Pass to Ridgeline between Lamont Peak and Spanish Needle
After Rockin’ through section F of the PCT, making 95 miles in 4 days and constantly talking about having climbed that peak or that peak along the trail, I now have a trail name, Rockin’. This is mostly for my enthusiasm for climbing these big rocks in the Southern Sierras.
So I now officially own a trail name, Rockin’.
After starting from Walker Pass today, my new hiking partner for the next couple of weeks found part of an arrowhead! She has always been an arrowhead magnet and finds full on arrowheads in the most unusual places, like below Mount Sill in the high Sierras (she is currently searching in the surrounding area as I write this)! Who does that? Of course she leaves them in their natural place, but just enjoys the searching and finding. So now Arrow (short for Arrowhead Magnet and Rockin’ are taking on Golden Trout Wilderness and Mount Whitney.
I will be glad when water is not the main concern and carrying 4 liters is not necessary. SOON it will happen soon! Wildflowers continue to fringe the trail side, making walking very cheery. The trail today skirted Morris, Jenkins, Owens, Lamont, and Spanish Needle peaks with significant elevation gains and losses.
I was pretty beat tonight and come into camp HUNGRY (big mistake)! A few minor problems happened as a result (I will just name one) like I woke up to half of my tent falling in on me due to the fact that I was too tired to properly pound the tent stakes in all the way. Not the image of a backpacker who knows what they are doing!
Thank you for reading and commenting!
from Rockin’ and Arrow
Gear and food favs:
Z-Rest sit pad
Salad that I am dreaming of!