1271 – 1296 mile.
Back in thru hiker style, started rolling before 6am. Nice smooth trail up on top before it dropped 8 miles down into town. Hung out with five straggly nobos, downed tons of Pepsi, resupplied, and soaked my foot. Waited for hot part of the day to pass, last thing I need is hear exhaustion. Went by Rattlesnake Springs just before entering into Lassen NF. Stated seeing tons of smoke from all the fires up north. Must be getting close.