05 Aug Day 106 – Smoke
At mile 2434.9. Hiked 25.7 miles today.
There was a lot more smoke today so I wondered whether the lightening yesterday afternoon had caused some fires.
Early in the day I passed this waterfall from the outlet of Spectacle Lake.
This was a day of descents and climbs. After the first climb, I could view the range I had been on earlier in the day. I ate lunch at this beautiful spot.
The climb had made me hot so that when I came across this lake I filled my water bottles and jumped in. Cold!
This is the campsite where our group camped in 2015. It is close to the Waptus River. We had a very short day so I relaxed here listening to a recorded book. That was 2015. No relaxing in 2018. Over the same ground, I hiked further today than it took us 2 days to cover in 2015.
I camped on the shore of Deep Lake. Southbound hikers advised that this was the best spot to camp to avoid mosquitoes. They were right! This was the only small mosquito-free zone in this major mosquito area. It pays to get info from SOBO’s.
Here is the Yellow Cedar tree. Yay! I learned a tree. I love the drooping branches. This tree has a unique vertical bark pattern.