/ˈzēˌrō/
(noun)
  1. No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
  2. A day in which no miles are hiked.

A taste of what's to come

written Jun 3, 2017 @ 03:50 AM after hiking 20.32 miles

Shortly after leaving camp, I was presented with a strange sight: a bridge!

A bridge! Can it be true?!

Over a river! Of water! Loads of water!

I guess it's definitely true: we're out of the desert. Finally. So much water everywhere!

Not-so-distant mountains

A bubbling creek, full of cold and clear water!

A perfect place for a siesta

Uh-oh, snow travel

Slippin' and slidin'

After sliding around in the melting snow for a while, we arrived to camp. There was an established fire ring, so we put it to use (for the first time on the trail, for me). It helped dry out our wet shoes and socks and then we headed to our respective shelters for sleep -- we needed it, since we had an early morning ahead of us. (Ideally you're hiking before dawn because the snow is firm and frozen still)

Evening campfire <3