August 13-15, 2010
The Cathedral Range was particularly pleasant this time. There were no distant forest fires, no weather problems, no dried up water holes, almost zero mosquitos, and a modest wildlife population. Starting from a main trailhead, we covered the most ground cross-country, spending the first night at a lake with this fabulous view of the Matthes Crest.
In fact, I shot that one while still in the sleeping bag inside the tent. One day of mostly trail got us over to the New Secret Lake. Then more cross-country took us past Tressider Pk and back to the main trail to the finish.
Each night had us camped around 9500-9800 feet elevation, yet the temperature dipped to only 45F.
I had started with about 3 day's worth of food, and I finished with about 1 day's worth remaining. That explains a 5% body weight loss.