“I am always glad to touch the living rock again and dip my head in the high mountain sky. …plain, sky, mountains ray beauty which you feel. You bathe in these spirit-beams turning round and round, as if warming at a campfire. Presently you lose consciousness of your own separate existence: you blend with the landscape, and become part and parcel of nature.”
North of Tipsoo Peak to Diamond View Lake – Diamond Peak Wilderness
My head hit the pillow last night and I was out. So much so I slept in a whole hour, which rarely happens on the trail.
The trail was gentle, well-maintained and had literally no rocks. Cruise I did.
So much so I fell 2 times today simply not paying attention and tripped over my own feet. Easy = Dangerous
At Windigo Pass I met PCTer, Root beer Float and hiked with him a few hours. He is a retired fireman that hikes about 40 miles everyday. He moves. Fast.
Tonight I enjoyed a quick swim and watched the sunset, while eating dinner at the little gem, Diamond View Lake. Pretty amazing. I am even the only person at this lake. So rare.
In the morning I will be visiting Shelter Cove Resort at Odell Lake to resupply, do quick laundry, Internet stuff, and shower.