Day 16: 8,000 ft descent from Fuller Ridge

April 30th
PCT mile: 201
Today’s mileage: 19 ¬† (Near¬†summit (mile 183.8) down northern escarpment (mile 201))
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Lots of large black ants last night, but not a big deal. Haven’t seen any sign of large predators. We walked through our first snow today. It was a 20 mile dry stretch down, down, down. One of the sharpest escarpments in the US, supposedly.

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In the photo below, you can see Six-2 in a rather precarious position. No thank you!

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Earlier this morning, we were on Fuller Ridge, in the top-center of the above photo. As the day ended, we struggled to find a flat spot to camp upon. We both did a good job of managing our water for this stretch. I recall several previous blogs warning how long this stretch is and frustrating it can be, as you can see a water tank way at the bottom, but the trail meanders every which way, save down!

2 thoughts on “Day 16: 8,000 ft descent from Fuller Ridge”

  1. Hey Husk! Wow – you are getting a chance to see some amazing sights! I had dinner with George last night and he says hi. He apologizes for not being able to to see you at Stillhouse, and is going to check out your website and send you greetings.

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