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

Switchbacks

written Sep 3, 2017 @ 03:25 AM after hiking 26.46 miles

Today was the day of infinite switchbacks. I had two major climbs to do, with accompanying descents. Today was really going to be the test to see if I've still got it.

This bridge has seen better days. But, its the only bridge I've got, so...

Beautiful creek for water. I love mountain stream water.

I also love the scenery here.

A beautiful lunch spot, at the top of the first climb.

After a long lunch, where I just took in the sights and marvelled at my life, I started hiking, and immediately regretted eating lunch up there.

Mica Lake was right down the trail.

If I had hiked another, like, half a mile, then I could've had lunch at the prettiest of the gorgeous lakes I've been seeing for weeks. I mean just look at this water:

Sigh

I really wanted to stay and swim and just hang out here for a while. Sadly, I also wanted to keep hiking. I should've planned for a more leisurely pace so I could enjoy gems like this, but Canada is calling, and I want to answer.

Next time, maybe.

Where I started looking for a place to camp for the night