^ Mosquito hell. The worst experience I've ever had with mosquitos. If it was any worse they would have blotted out the sun.
Left Bend late so got to camp late, but we got a sweeeeet campsite right on the ridge line of Three Fingered Jack. The Milky Way was really putting on a show and then Three Fingered Jack's colors were stunning in the morning sun.
After a decent climb we got to a campsite with two tents already set up. Found ourselves a flat enough spot with a few roots next to a nicely flowing creek.
Right next to Charlton Lake. Went for a swim before dinner. Had a hard time finding a spot because the whole campsite was full of hikers!
Forgot tent stakes at previous campsite. Luckily this one had rocks we could use instead. After collecting enough water we stopped at the first flat dirt spot we could find. It was a wonderful little spot off trail behind a tree with Mt. Hood peaking through the forest.
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.