7/25/18 Hiked 23.0 miles to trail mile 1566.1. A little warm today but very little smoke. Trail is fairly gentle without any big climbs except one 1200 foot climb at the end of the day.

Met Box on the trail whom I hiked with Southern California. Also ran into Ketchup whom I hiked with in Tuolumne Meadows.

Entered the Trinity Alps Wilderness had some spectacular views of the Trinity Alps.

Water sources have mostly been springs and very small streams. At times it has been difficult to collect the water. At the end of the day however I had a nice creek with an opportunity to clean up and wash a few items. After hiking in the desert in Northern California I have a greater appreciation for the ease of access to waterI have at home.

This journey through California has been amazing and in a few more miles I’ll be leaving California and heading to Oregon. I’m looking forward to Oregon with its forest and volcanic mountains. We live in a beautiful world.

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