Mile 286 to mile 310, 24 miles
Cost: Camped, free
Today in a nutshell: Left just after 6, followed the stream, crossed it numerous times sometimes on rocks and once over a log. Filled up water at 2 crossings and soaked my feet in the cold fast flowing water. Beautiful scenery and terrific company at each break (Pam, Bangarang, Shaggy, Cool Breeze, Cuban B, Radish, Poca, Pot & Lid). One snake and one horny lizard. Passed the 300 mile mark. Arrived at Deep Spring hot spring with heaps of day tourists who had hiked in, today being a Saturday. Borrowed Bangarang’s shorts and went for a swim in the cold water then in the hot spring – it was hot!! Emerged clean 🙂 Had dinner at Deep Spring then left just after 7pm to continue along the trail and find somewhere to camp (there’s no camping within 1 mile of deep spring). Squeezed into a tiny space on the sand by the river next to Shaggy and Cuban B, falling asleep to the sound of the river and cicadas. Lovely warm evening and my longest day on the PCT yet at 24 miles.