Again we did not have to rush getting up, and with only 8 miles to cover, the heat wasn’t a problem today.
Shortly after starting, we started walking on lava and actually took a quick detour up Collier Cone.
Amazing views from up there … of the PCT below and all the mountains around us!
The landscape is a mix of lava, volcanoes, green trees, snow and spiky peaks!
We can still see the Sisters looking back. We also had a few stretches of snow to walk through today …
Towards the end of our walk we had some time in a burn area and were definitely glad we didn’t have to camp in there.
We ended our day and hike at Lava Camp Lake, which has a primitive campground (toilet and picnic tables).
We arrived early and had a lot of time to freshen up, wash our socks, eat and set up camp. A few people around but overall a small campground. We are waiting for Theresa which is scheduled to arrive tomorrow (though there was some indication via text she might arrive today and camp with us … so far no show). Lots of leisure and nap time! Tomorrow we will get some food in Sisters and then hit the road … home for T and L, a drop off at Highway 26 for me.
6 thoughts on “July 23”
So if I’m reading correctly, that’s 3 bottles( 1L, 700ml, 1/2 L soda bottle) and 1 bladder. Water can be scarce.
I drink from the 700ml and the 1l. I have a 400ml Nalgene for morning latte (and as hot water bottle). The 500ml soda is mostly used as bidet (switch cap), then the 1.5l bladder (folded up mostly). So if I need to carry max capacity I have 4.1 litres …
Remind me again what h2o filtration system you’re using. Looks like you’re drinking from a smart bottle??
Yes. Smart Water bottles since they have the good thread and are very durable. Still on the first set! I use a 1.5l Evernew bladder (far superior to Platypus and Cnoc in my opinion) to filter through a Sawyer Micro Squeeze.
so you fill your bladder and filter into the smart bottle which you carry on the front of your pack?
Yes I filter from the bladder. Sometimes from the half litre soda bottle when I’m lazy. The 700ml Smart Water bottle is on my shoulder strap and I start the day with full. The 1l bottle is on the side of the pack and mostly empty during the day unless water is scarce. Use it mostly around camp.