Date: 01 Jun 2018 09:18PM PDT
Location: Camping near mile 1004.4
Today's Miles: 22.1
Total Miles: 1004.4
Solid night of sleep last night, must have been exhausted.
Packed up and out with the sun. Didn't realize there was a river crossing just up the trail otherwise I would have pushed just a little bit further.
Even in the early morning the river was chest deep and moving swiftly, ended up losing my footing and getting swept a couple of meters downstream before I caught my feet again. Soaking wet and it being around 40 degrees, only thing I could really do was to keep on waking to stay warm.
Tackled the last pass of the Sierra today, the pass being the northern border of Yosemite. It was a long and gradual climb, as such the snow fields were pretty extensive since the elevation changes were minimal over a long distance. Luckily, the pass itself was only at 9500 feet and the snow fields have begun to consolidate and become slightly more firm than the previous fields encountered.
The terrain is changing pretty dramatically, even only a few miles past the boundary of Yosemite. It's already beginning to look as I remembered it last year.
I'm camped thirteen miles out from Sonora Pass, and the completion of the PCT. It's incredibly difficult to come to terms with the fact that this is my last night on the trail. Being out on trail truly is a roller coaster of emotions, and my body and brain are flooded with feelings right now as I lay here in my tent for the last night.