8/26, day 122, 21 mi.,
Hiking in a monochromatic day. Most of the day has been in burned out forests and the sky is dark gray accompanied by wind, rain & hail. A burned forest doesn’t offer any shelter so we slowly keep on going. In one small green oasis that wasn’t burned we immediately see and hear so many birds that it seems that the small area can’t support all of them. Then we walk on and see an amazing sight. A hopeful bird built a nest in a burned out tree in an area that has grass just beginning to come back.
Had a tough time finding a campsite so high. We are about 3′ off the trail, but haven’t seen signs of people or animals.