15-04-15 Day 4. SourScout
Up at 5:00am and on the trail at 6:00am. We hiked along with one headlamp. Somewhere many miles back is Sourdough’s headlamp laying in the trail. We left Coyote Hills headed to Pyramid Peak, a 6,008 ft cone. Between Sourdough’s Binoculars and GPS, we could see the peak all day as we weaved ourselves across the desert.
We picked up 5 liters of water at cache #4. The water cache was filled with 40 gallons of water as the CDT shuttle has started transporting 10 hikers a day to the start. In four days we have only seen Alex, Wagon Wheel, and two sobos. NICE!!! The wind picked up during the day and the clouds made the hike much better than it could have been.
We took an hour lunch at 12:30 knowing we were trying to hike 20 miles to the next water. 7:30 and we were warn out. Found a gully to block the wind..
Oh Sourdough almost got bit by a rattlesnake.
Rockhouse Seep. 22 miles
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