Burney Falls State Park to mile 1440, 25 miles
Cost: camped, free
I slept in and only woke up because the sun was on my tent and I was melting inside it! Most people had left except Dundee, Treeman & Hedgehog and we had breakfast together on a picnic table – what a luxury! I said goodbye to them at 9am, the latest to ever leave camp, especially when I wanted to do a 25 mile day!
I went to the store, bought an apple juice and ice cream and bumped into Mountain Prana & Haiku who I hadn’t seen since before the sierras. We chatted for a while then I went to look at the falls which were absolutely stunning. I took heaps of pictures and finally left Burney campground at 11:30am – crazy!
It was so incredibly hot, today was going to be a long day!
After 6 miles I stopped for water under a bridge. I soaked my feet in the cold water, relaxed, filled up my water bottles, then washed my shirt and skirt. Mountain Prana & Haiku showed up and we chatted some more. I was trying everything to delay walking.
It was uphill and hot but I had terrific views of mt Shasta.
I met a hiker called Hoarder, he’s called this because he still has his bear can – I couldn’t wait to get rid of mine at the first opportunity I got!!
I passed Teflon & Nomad but kept going because I had my heart set on a campsite called Mt Shasta view and wanted to be there for the sunset and sunrise. I got to the campsite just after the sun had set and the sky looked like it was on fire, it was a beautiful sunset. The tiny 2 tent campsite already had another tent there – one I’d never seen before but it was now after 9pm and I was tired and hungry and didn’t think I would make it a few more miles in the dark to the next campsite so I asked the people inside the tent if they would mind if I set up my tent next to theirs. They told me it was ok so I tried to set it up as quietly as possible and without having dinner (because I didn’t want to be noisy), I fell asleep with a perfect view of Mt Shasta.
If you like Mt Shasta, wait till you see Mt Rainier!
Love your photos!
Hope the brace is giving your ankle the support needed to make walking more comfortable!
Hi Lee, the brace is working out really well, thanks so much!!
Hi Kat, I have to say that I am having a little chuckle to myself. Despite the walking , climbing, scrambling over rocks, dealing with the weather and everything else that goes with a thru hike, you’ve still managed to have your toes perfectly manicured and painted.(Filtering water Pic)
A woman with her priorities sorted. Love your blog and your photo’s! Best wishes and good luck! Gary, Perth West Australia.
Lol, trust me Gary they don’t look that good close up!!