Day 23 - Silverwood Lake

It felt so good to wake up next to a massive body of water. I hung out on the beach for a couple of hours and then started my 16 mile day.

View from the beach. 

View from the beach. 

The trail followed the shore for a couple of miles. 

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And I hiked down to a little park, accessible only by boat or the PCT.  

I hiked around a corner, and the lake just seemed to keep going. 

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There were many beautiful flowers along the trail. 

This one was purple and fuzzy. 

This one was purple and fuzzy. 

I met my first southbound hiker, her name is Sara and is from Southern California. 

Hiking from Agua Dulce to Big Bear Lake. Go Sara Go! 

Hiking from Agua Dulce to Big Bear Lake. Go Sara Go! 

I mostly hiked in solitude, reflecting fondly upon the joyous interactions of the past few days.

Bye bye Silverwood Lake. 

Bye bye Silverwood Lake. 

The terrain turned quite rocky as I approached Cajon Pass. 

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And the trail weaved along the ridge line, occasionally with steep drop offs along the sides of the trail.

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I camped in Crowder Canyon, less than a mile from the golden arches, but seemingly a world away.

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I slept beneath this massive stone thundercat, protected from all but the howling wind that coursed through the canyon, like ghost riders in the sky.

<3 Will