Also, I’m kinda bummed the PCT doesn’t get close to Mt. Shasta. The trail just skirts it, teasing hikers with the promise of getting close but never giving anything but a view. I saw it several times today.
The saddle I’m camped on is in between two valleys. There are cows grazing in both valleys and I can hear the distant chimes of cowbells in the gentle wind. It’s kinda endearing.
Oh, and my legs are back to this again.
Main Photo: The westside view of Castle Crags on August 3.