Day 135: Gaining Altitude

We spent most of the day today over 8,000 feet. There were lots of little ups and downs but nothing major, allowing us to acclimate to the higher elevations gradually. Views were spectacular all day, with something new every time we rounded a corner. We can tell we are back in California with all the frequent road crossings, an abrupt change from the remote terrain in Northern Washington. We’ll be in the remote high Sierra soon enough. We hiked 24.3 miles today, and stopped to camp early to enjoy the evening and have a campfire.