Day 83, 19 miles
I think I have the beginning of a UT infection. My wise doctor prescribed antibiotics in case this situation arose. So I have started on them.
There was a line up of hikers to be ferried back to the end of the lake. I didn’t get back to the trail till 10:30, a late start. That’s cool, cause I’m going to hike less and eat more today anyway.
After the mile and half access trail it was 4 miles up of switchbacks. 8,000 to 10,000 feet. I got my usual uphill stride going and I felt comfortable. Then the trail went through the forest, down into a valley, shoes off to wade through big rivers, then up, up, into the alpine. Beautiful jagged peaks and passes. I stopped at Marie Lake around 4 pm and went for a swim! Then over Selden Pass at 10,913 feet. Then down the other side past more lakes, into the forest and now camped by Senger Creek.
A deer has camped by the creek also.