Day 64 - Bear Ridge Trail

It felt good to put my pack back on. 

I hiked down the road to the lake and said goodbye to the old fellers I met on my way in. 

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I snapped some photos of the nearly dry Lake Edison. Thankfully, the water was still deep enough for local anglers to take their boats out.

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I walked back along the dam, and headed up the Bear Ridge Trail, a 6.5 mile trail to the ridge line and PCT. It was a steep climb and my well rested body enjoyed the challenge.

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It felt good to be back in the wilderness. 

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About halfway up the trail it started to rain, which added an additional element of magic to the journey.

There weren't many people on the trail, which felt like a nice change of pace.

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My hike through the Sierras has been a very social endeavor and it was nice to be alone in the woods.

Well maybe not completely alone. 

Well maybe not completely alone. 

Back on the PCT, I met up with my friend Britt and we hiked a few more miles before calling it a day, considering it an accomplishment just to be back on the trail and heading north again. 

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<3 Will