Hike Distance: 8.0 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 924.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 993 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 95743 feet
Out again to roam the PCT heading south from Panther Creek to meet any section or thru-hikers. It was a stark difference from yesterdays trail runner race and had quite a bit of solitude. We were fortunate to meet two WA state section hikers; In-and-Out and Leslie. In-and-Out was very appreciative of the Oreo cookies and Starbucks Via coffee packs but Leslie opted out of any treats. We had very nice conversations with both of them and wished them well.
Although a bit warm, the beauty and fragrance of the vegetation was worth the extra sweat. I particularly enjoyed standing on the bridges for Panther Creek and Wind River and just enjoying the view and nice breeze. A stellar day on the PCT!