My new Suunto watch compass hasn't been working since Jerry calibrated it in Sierra City. The last several days it just says S or SE no matter which direction we are facing. I looked for a compass in town but they all seemed too bulky. ETB tried to calibrate it but it wouldn't work from the instructions I had. I don't want to call Moosejaw to try to get another one after this one chased me for hundreds of miles along several PCT stops. I finally called Jerry and he told me how to calibrate it and it's working. Woohoo!
So I hitched a ride back to the trail head.
Wild Things Max was smiling to finally be back on the trail! LOL...
Castle Crags State Park is BEAUTIFUL. Only problem, it is HOT, HOT, HOT - my watch says 95º. Plus there are lots of flies - they like slurping up our sweat. At least the trail is well marked and easy to follow, not like some of the overgrown trails in the previous section.
We expect to make at least 25 miles today.