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

Castle Crags

written Jul 24, 2017 @ 04:52 AM after hiking 31.53 miles

Since I worked so hard to get set up for Castella, it was pretty easy to get into Castella and pick up my resupply package. I have enough food now to make it another 6 days to Seiad Valley! (Ugh, it weighs so much.)

A wonderful sunrise, if only all these trees weren't in the way!

After packing my resupply into my bag, eating lunch, and waiting out the heat under a tree, it was time to hike again. So, I managed to leave without charging any of my batteries, despite being there for 3 hours.

But hey, I hit 1,500 miles!

I was texting with Haymaker, who is slightly ahead of me, and he told me I should absolutely push and make it to the campsite at 1,516.34 -- the view is allegedly the best on the trail. So I pushed and pushed, and climbed a huge mountain and made it at 10pm.

This sunrise better be worth it.

Oh yeah, and Castle Crags State Park is incredible. I suggest you visit if you're ever in northern California!

Reminder: these don't do it justice

Sunset clouds

Sunset from 1,516.34