Day Three: Yellow Rose Spring to Mount Laguna

Today we awoke to rain, mist, and drizzle. Rain was not forecasted, but we were not surprised because of the clouds from the previous afternoon.

It felt like the coldest day yet on the Pacific Crest Trail, even though it was actually about 10 degrees warmer than the previous two mornings. After a few hours the drizzle stopped and the hiking was considerably more pleasant.

We reached Mount Laguna by mid-afternoon and stopped by the outfitter who was holding a supply box for us and then checked in to the Mount Laguna Lodge. Quite a few hikers are here tonight.

Photo: Deb in the mist on the trail to Mount Laguna.

Mileage: 11.3 miles

Hiker Tip: Always be prepared for cold wet weather on the PCT.