- AZT 2020 Day 8, March 16, Monday
- Start mile 148.8 near Italian Trap Trailhead (passage9mile22.3)
- End mile 173.7, half-mile to Cathedral Rock Trail (passage11mile9.4)
- Miles walked: 24.9
At the next trail junction I meet “Boomerang”, who bikes or hikes a section of trail, backtracks, and moves his van to the next section, hence the name.
The trail passes by a small lake, named “The Lake“ on maps. Is this the only natural lake on the AZT?
After climbing up and over a saddle, I descend down to Catalina Highway, past a couple of very busy campgrounds, and enter into a series of remarkably deep canyons with steep rock walls.
I meet “Detour” (PCT2018) and a PCT personality I met before on that trail who is travelling incognito. I walked with “Incognito” a few miles, short of Cathedral Rock, since it appears several hikers were camped there and level ground beyond that point is scarce.
Finished audiobook Tom Sawyer Detective, by Mark Twain.