Day 3 was long and hot, but gorgeous. It afforded one last view of Mt. Shasta.
On Brown Mountain, lay the gray remains of a conifer. I love thinking about how long ago that tree fell and how many years it took for it to be in this current state.
|Brown Mountain Shelter|
A long reach without water was rewarded by the pump and well at Brown Mountain Shelter.
Brown Mountain was very difficult to get around. The base is wide and the trail is hours on volcanic rock and without shade. It was super hot today and it felt like the volcano was still active. The hike was grueling, but the view of Mt. McLoughlin was the reward. This meant we were almost at Fish Lake where food and brews awaited.
Fish Lake meant resort camping. We did a quick overnight at a car camping campsite. I got up early to get rolling on and left Max behind.