5/3/2018. About 15 miles.
It was cold last night. Weather predicted 28 F. Shoes were frozen and so was the water. I put on everything I had to try and stay warm.
We had to hike out of the canyon without sunlight and heat. Landstar had ice on and in his tent. I had a little on my bivy and ground sheet.
The footing up the canyon was awful.
We hit sunlight and a solar powered pond where we took off layers and got some water. Pond water was just ok.
The hiking got nice across a never ending meadow. Then we turned into a long forest service road. Good footing but uphill.
Towards the end of the day the weather got threatening. You could see rain coming down on the mountains ahead. We got a few sprinkles.
This happened on a long open stretch with no trees or cover. We walked fast to hit a tree line and set up camp as soon as we could.
We pitched tents/tarp and ate as fast as we could. But the sky cleared after sun down and we never got any real rain.