This is the reason many fall in love with the PCT. The trail meanders, winds, rises and falls. It’s of dirt, grass, sticks and stones. Most of all it’s about dreaming and stories. Who built these trails? Who wandered here before me? What did it look like decades ago? Who will I meet, what will I see? Where will I lie my head each night?
I’ll let the photos tell the story of my jaunt between Carter Summit and Man Eaten Lake, about a 35-mile section. I shared stories about the lakes I visited in a previous post (blog link). The wildflowers deserved their own post as well (blog link).
- July 8-14, 2020
This is my one-way track from Carter Summit to Man Eaten Lake. It includes the lakes I visited as I hiked north but not the ones from the southbound trip. I’d say it’d be fair it was around 85 miles with 13,000 feet of elevation gain and loss.
- Order your map in advance or call the ranger station to see if they have available.
- Obtain your California campfire permit online in advance (it’s required for your backpacking stove).
- Mileage in Art’s book were quite different than those I obtained from my Gaia track and noted above.
- Guthook/Atlas app is great for viewing current water conditions.
- USFS – Russian Wilderness
- USFS – Klamath National Forest, Marble Mountain Wilderness
- USFS – Marble Mountain Trails
- USFS – Marble Mountain Trail Conditions
- Map – USFS, Marble Mountain and Russian Wildernesses
- Book – Best Hikes of the Marble Mountain and Russian Wilderness Areas, California by Art Bernstein