The weather turned cool overnight and stayed cool throughout the day.
We hiked six miles on the Pacific Crest Trail and then walked an alternate route along Highway 2 for 2.7 miles because of the endangered species detour that has been in place for several years. Another alternate route is available that does not involve road walking, but it’s about 20 miles long and some of the trail is not in good condition.
We chased the sunshine all day without catching it for more than a couple of minutes. In the afternoon it began to snow. An inch or so accumulated on the trail and ground.
We passed the 400 mile mark of our hike today.
Photo: Frosty branches near Mount Williamson.
Trail Date: Tuesday, May 6th
Mileage: 17.7 miles