We asked Journey Man to photograph his camp spots every night. Here are his shots for June!
June 17th Mile marker: 1459.2 Cold or warm? Warm
Just off trail, and really it was an old dirt road. Luckily not in use. A water source was right next to camp (which is always a plus). The mosquitos were pretty bad hence Mantis' fashionable headwear. The deer here were also very friendly and got so close to the tent in the morning we nearly opened the door for it to come in.
June 18th Mile marker: 1483 Cold or warm? Warm
Bugs not as bad. Had a little fire going just for some smoke to keep them away this time. In a dense forest and nice flat areas for a few tents.
June 19th Mile marker: 1502.3, Mount Shasta KOA Cold or warm? Cold
We made it into Mount Shasta and camped at the KOA in town! Shower and a bathroom were a delight.
June 20th Mile marker: 1505.6 Cold or warm? Cold
Got back to trail real late and made it to camp even later. We were next to a small stream that we found out the next morning was actually a small waterfall.
June 21st Mile marker: 1532.6, Porcupine Lake Cold or warm? Cold
Nice flat dirt spot next to a gorgeous lake.
June 22nd Mile marker: 1550.8 Cold or warm? Cold
Nuzzled in-between a few gorgeous moss covered pines with an incredible view of the changing colors of the sunset through the trees.
June 23rd Mile marker: 1567.8 Cold or warm? Cold and wet
Had to stop earlier than expected with lighting less than two miles ahead of us. So we found a flat dirt spot beneath the trail between some trees. With the rain comes a rainbow!
June 25th Mile marker: 1600.8, Etna Cold or warm? Warm
Camped at the park in town. Got there at dark so didn't realize we camped in the wrong spot and sprinklers turned on...
June 27th Mile marker: 1611.5 Cold or warm? Cold
Next to a creek. Came across a bunch of tents of other hikers who also left Etna. We crossed the creek and found a nice spot all to ourselves and a deer friend!
June 28th Mile marker: 1630.2, Paradise Lake Cold or warm? Cold
Beautiful spot next to Paradise Lake. Sunset shining on the mountainside and reflecting off the lake.
June 29th Mile marker: 1650.6, Grider Creek Campground Cold or warm? Warm
An actual designated campsite outside Seiad Valley! With a fire ring and flat soft ground!
June 30th Mile marker or area: 1665 Cold or warm? Warm
After a long hot and difficult climb later we found ourselves on a gorgeous ridge with views of mountains on both sides of us. Left Seiad Valley late to avoid hiking in the harsh heat so we got into camp around 10:30PM.
We met Frankie near Apache Peak on San Jacinto. He was wearing his large straw hat and getting ready to go over San Jacinto with Georgia just because she told him, "C'mon Frankie." This dude is a chill, real one. He's always ready to send it and send it with a smile.
We met David all the way back in week one of the trail at a water source just outside of Julian, CA. He was very kind and our first in depth conversation was about photography; he gave me some tips and tricks. I've come to realize he is a humble and very, very talented photographer.