This post is from August 31, 2018.
My pace, elevation profile and other GPS track information are viewable on:
I started the day with a 10 mile long 3100’ climb out of Middle Fork Feather River canyon. Note that this river is on the national ‘Wild and Scenic Rivers’ list.
Another day with very long dry stretches interspersed with unreliable water sources.
I did 21,4 miles today.
These are some views about halfway through the day.
I interrupted a large mother bear and her 2 cubs 1//2 mile before where I am now camped. She stood up on her hind legs and was taller than me. After about 45 seconds, she and her cubs walked away from me on the trail. I was a bit apprehensive for a while as I never really saw them walk off the trail, only further up on the trail, through scrub that impeded my view. I half-expected them around every turn until I reached my campsite.
Here is my campsite. There is a bear close by!