Day 29

Date: 281038May15

Location: The Hemlocks Shelter

Total Miles: 223.6

Today's Miles: 10


Today was the day of scenic views, and no water. 


Solid day of hiking, with the later half of it uphill. I typically carry a 1L bottle of water on me with means to purify water as needed. Today we came across the problem where the majority of the streams and water sources near the later portion of the day (read: hotter, steeper terrain) were empty dry. 

Hiked many miles up much elevation with no water. Got to our shelter and there wasn't any water either.  Ended up catching rain water to the tune of over 2L to satisfy our water requirements for the night. 

Good thing it rained.