The temperature dropped to near freezing overnight, but I was warm, and slept like a log. Once the sun had broken over the eastern side of the hollow I folded back the tarp so that I could enjoy the morning sunshine while I had breakfast.
Big question of the day, where to go? I wasn’t in the mood for an eight mile hike, which was my original plan, instead I thought I’d cut down the Cedar Trail (Middle Trail) to Long Creek, and stop at Long Creek for lunch before taking the Pole Hollow Trail (Pete Hollow Trail), back to the Pilot Trail and the trailhead. That ought to be five or six miles, leaving me a few miles short of my target, but I much preferred that idea.
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