Started: Alder Spring (1236.9)
Ended: Tentsite (1254.7)
Total Miles: 17.8
It was a most excellent day. I slept very well. We woke up and had a single plan. Hike as quickly as possible to the middle fork of the Feather River and relax. So, we hiked down the 13 miles.
There I ate a quick lunch and jumped in. It has been a long time since I spent two hours in the water exploring, diving off rocks, and just being a kid again.
It was strange swimming in my underwear with a bunch of strangers, but I’m reasonably thin now.
Unfortunately I could not stay there. The trail will not hike itself. Fortunately, most of the work was done. Five miles to a spring, a campsite and some well deserved rest.