21 Jul Day 3 – Bushwhacking
Surprise Lake to Desolation Lake
In order to rejoin the PCT we hiked in the trail alongside the east side of surprise lake. The correct trail (if one exists) climbs to a ridge line to the left. We crossed boulders at the top of the lake and started spreading out as we ascended and bushwhacked up the steep slope toward Glacier lake. After a long time of yelling through the woods and redirecting all of us rejoined at the shore of Glacier lake. Together we made our way around the lake and up steep slope to find the PCT. We were soon climbing through rock fields toward Desolation pass.