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Day 99 – Goat Rocks

At mile 2279.5. Hiked 30.1 miles today. Total 5830-foot ascent today. Steeper grades and rocky trail surfaces in portions of Goat Rock near Knife’s Edge. Two significant snow crossings on steep slopes. 

We noticed patterns in the trail that indicated it rained in some areas the previous night, but I have yet to have it rain on my tent.

Here is some Larkspur.

Here are photos of the Goat Rocks area.

A cairn.


I liked this unusual pile of rocks.

With only trekking poles, we took care while crossing this snow slope. A single misstep and we would have slid across the snow and onto rocks. The slope is much steeper than it appears in the photo.

The trail.

I walked on top of the ridges, enjoying the beauty though my feet were sore and legs tired after having already hiked 27 plus miles so far that today.

More of the stunning trail.

View during a late-day rest break.

Cache22 moving down the trail.