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As soon as got things rolling together, again something has come up and broken up our team. I will let mel explain in her own post, but she has had to return home to deal with our canine, get him healed and find another sitter. So once again, I will be hiking solo.

After saying goodbye and hitching back to the trail, I got a late start around 10AM. Starting at 1155.6, my intent was to make it about 24 miles to make it into Sierra City to resupply the next day and then continue on. Weather was great as I made my way over Castle Pass:

Once I started to head down, I planned to have lunch at the Peter Grubb hut, one of the only open shelters on the trail that can be utilized by hikers (it is the premier backcountry ski lodge provided by the Sierra Club).

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Not a children's book worm character name, Peter Grubb was big in the 30s for the Sierra Club.

As soon as I finished linch, filtered water and headed on, the rain began apoteksv.se. However, when the rain is light and it is upper 70s, it feels nice to just hike through it with just a pack cover on.

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Nice lake(s) view around mile 1174

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Tons of logging through this section, reminder that limiting consumption helps prevent excessive destruction of our natural resources (no political commentary intended)

The rain faded and after nearly being run over by a deer, I was left with a great sunset from my campsite…

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Sunset mile 1179.3

The following morning I was up and going on the trail by 645 and the weather was beautiful again.

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This however would change quickly…as I cruised along knocking out miles (I started about 18.2 miles from Sierra City), the weather changed rapidly as it tends to do in the mountains and I found myself being hailed on. The hail and thinderbecame heavy rains and it was a sopping wet race to town.

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One of my only pictures during the rain, creek right before the highway at 1197

Upon arrival it became clear that this wasn’t something that was going to clear up today, so I found 3 other hikers and rented a room to try and dry everything out before continuing. Today I have a 2800 foot climb to start, so I’m grabbing breakfast before the rains start again and heading up the mountain. After tomorrow the rains should be gone and it’s back to the heat, but regardlrss, it’s all good fun.

Miss you T-Rex, hurry back.