I took a side trip to checkout the subway tunnel, a volcanic tunnel created some thousands of years ago. It’s a cool sight and was a great place to cool off (it was in the mid 40s underground). There was also water at the picnic area on the other side, so it was an easy detour to make.
All in all, I did just over 40 miles. I’m proud I was able to push myself and get in a good spot to head into Burney tomorrow. I’m camped on a concrete slab next to a communications tower, which is interesting enough. I’m completely exhausted and running low on food since j overate today to keep up with my mileage goal. But hey, I’m dreaming over resupply and ice cream in Burney tomorrow.
For now I’m hiding in my quilt from a sudden rush of mosquitoes while cows angrily moo in the distance.
Main Photo: The view southwest of Mt. Lassen and Hat Creek Rim on July 29.