Deer thrashed around our campsite just after sunset and I shined my head lamp on them to make sure of what they were.
|Sun rise at Koko Lake|
We agreed to do a 12-13 mile day and we wanted to camp near water so we set Shale Lake as our goal for the day. I had Halfmile maps waypoints in my GPS, printed Halfmile maps, and topo maps in my GPS. Route finding and planning was much easier for me this time around on the PCT. We had to do 13 miles a day if we were to reach our resupply point at Ollalie Lake in 3.5 days. Shale Lake was only 12 miles away but we figured we could make up that extra mile and we were a day ahead of schedule for our planned trip all the way to Cascade Locks by starting on the 15th.
|Lunch at Rockpile Lake|
|Little tarn just out of sight of the trail|
I was really surprised that there was no outhouse at such a popular lake.
|Camping "In the Shadow of Jeff"|
|Hunts Lake is way down there and we are so hot|
and thirsty and will we ever reach Shale Lake??
The camp area was beautiful with Mount Jefferson looming above us just to the north.