PCT mile 2063
I woke up to a clear sky and the sun shining, this morning. Out of camp there was a decent 2 mile climb, it was slow moving as my legs had not yet warmed up. Once at the top of the climb I was rewarded with fantastic views. You could see Mount Jefferson to the south and Mt. Hood to the north. I even had to traverse through some snow descending on the north.
Catan was brought out.
After leaving Ollalie I was having a really difficult time, I just didn't have any pep in my step, I was feeling drained and quite discouraged. At that point I decided I'd stop earlier then planed, at mile 21 for the day. Once Buffalo came up behind me I told him I was stopping at mile 21 for the day.
When we got to camp there were 3 section hikers already in camp. By the end of the night we were joined by 7 other thru-hikers, for a grand total of 12 hikers in camp. We've been pretty bottle necked with a bunch of other thru-hikers since leaving Big Lake Youth Camp, where we started passing thru-hikers (those that skipped through all the fires through Ashland) for a second time around.
We had packed out s'mores for a campfire tonight. We built up a fire, sat around the campfire and roasted s'mores this evening. Let me tell you watching the boys eat s'mores with their beards and gooey marshmallows can be quite the entertainment.