JMT mile: 72.5
Total miles: 79.5
Miles hiked: 13.3
Site elevation: 9,850’
The day started a little later than usual. We got back on the trail around 8 am. We said so long to our small trail family in hopes of seeing them later on the trail.
The trail was a long slow ascent towards Duck Lake. It was again hot and there was no available water between Deer creek and Duck Lake – 6 Miles. We kept leapfrogging with Ken and Jolene.
The day was pretty much uneventful except for a long dry section … and discovering that both Ken and Jeff love Spam!
We made it to Purple Lake around 7 pm and then realized we did 13.3 miles today! New high mileage day for all of us.
Still at enjoying the JMT.
⁃ Jeff and Ellen