Saturday: (09/17) Up before the scouts (above left), on trail at 0725. Enjoyed a table for brunch at Barkers Pass. Met a member of Tahoe Rim Trail Association who was there to resupply a group of their hikers. I met their 19 Hikers a couple miles down trail.
Jim a trail runner caught up to me at Lake Richardson (above left), about 7 miles from Barker Pass. He mentioned there was a hiker behind me doing the southern half of the PCT. Shortly, I enjoyed a break as Cookie caught up to me. I greeted her with “you must be the half section hiker.” We discussed the hike, comparing notes. She eventually asked how I knew about her hike. I explained the trail telegraph told me, Jim the runner.
Huckleberry and Macro from Mill Valley and another hiker passed me a mile before my destination at Fontanillis Lake (above left). Nice campsite at MM1108 but a bear to find and get to because it was located up in the boulders. I had to scramble up the rocks and boulders to it. Completed 19 miles today. 18 miles to go.