Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, August 14
On the tail of yesterday's experiment in hiking in sandals, today the experiment continued, with mixed results. Minimal blisters, but the bottoms of my feet are tender, and my ankle joints are aching. Oh, and the stones getting under foot gets old real fast. Might have to figure out a way to jam my feet back into my shoes.
Today featured ever closer views of Mount Shasta, which is a very spectacular mountain, standing on it own, high and still with a good amount of snow on its upper slopes.
Stopped a couple times to sample wild raspberries along the trail.
Had a couple curious deer check in on our lunch spot.
And chatted with Autumn Leaves, the first south bound thru hiker that I have seen. He left the border monument on June 16 and hiked through a lot of snow on the way south.