Sunset from Buckhorn Spring, northern end of Marble Mountains.
Suddenly aliens abduct me and deposit me in the Blue Ridge Mtns along the Appalachian Trail.
And then return me to a perfect mountainside with a snow-cold creeklet, pink heather, and Mt. Shasta in the distance.
The famed Hiker Hut, at Alderbrook Manor B&B in Etna, CA. An extremely welcome break after the first 100 trail miles. Etna is a great trail town, with an old fashioned soda fountain at the drugstore, tasty smoothies at the Wildwood cafe, killer sandwiches from and Ashland trained chef at the deli…hmm, a little food fixation perhaps?