PCT Mile: 755.23
We are now over 11,000 feet. There is snow everywhere and we’ve lost the PCT beneath it. Maps in hand, we just boulder scramble and make our own trail. As the mountain steepens, we put on our crampons and bushwhack our way towards Chicken Spring Lake.
Sun cups are an odd phenomenon. As the snow melts, huge cups form making it difficult to navigate over them. They can be anywhere from 4 inches to a foot deep. If you don’t watch every step you can twist an ankle or tweak your knee. My level of concentration is very high.