Scenes of Northern California pt. 1

NorCal is freaking hot. We again resumed the tactic of hiking out early, taking a really long lunch break during the heat of the day, and then hiking late into the evening. In the Sierra you couldn't pay me to get out of my sleeping bag before 7am due to cold. Now the sun comes up so incredibly early and almost immediately gets hot that I have to intentionally sleep in to stay in my bag past 7am. 

One great thing about this section is the mix of moderate to mild terrain, strong legs and long days. Doing 25+ mile days isn't even a big deal anymore, and I love it. 

Watching sunsets (and sunrises) in Northern California is a thing of wonder. I delight in seeing the sun's golden hour glow bathe the forested hills in the first and last light of the day. 

The clouds are magical. They remind me of clouds in Texas. Beautiful puffy looking ones perfectly scattered across the sky. 

Trees here are covered in this neon green mossy stuff that I find incredibly comical. In fact, foliage and plant life in general has increased exponentially. 

Not pictured: bugs. All of the bugs. Flies, Mosquitos, spiders ants and tons of others I can't begin to identify. 

 Mile 1210

Mile 1210

 Mile 1133

Mile 1133

 Mile 1106

Mile 1106

 Mile 1129

Mile 1129

 Mile 1102

Mile 1102

 Mile 1203

Mile 1203

 Mile 1312

Mile 1312

 Mile 1372

Mile 1372

 Mile 1250 - Middle Fork Feather River

Mile 1250 - Middle Fork Feather River

 Mile 1259

Mile 1259

 Mile 1248

Mile 1248

 Mile 1327

Mile 1327

 Mile 1165

Mile 1165

  Mile 1178

 Mile 1178

 Mile 1174

Mile 1174

Cheers,

Jonathan