Walking past Jackrabbit Lake, looking southeast, as I begin a short day hike to Paradise Lake and back.
The water pump was very tight and squeaky because the replaceable filter is almost worn out, which I hadn't noticed before. So it took quite a while to fill my water bag and Camelbak with water pumped from Jackrabbit Lake.
After returning to my campsite to drop off the 10-litre, 22-pound water bag, I'm finally heading out on today's little hike to Paradise Lake, about six miles round-trip.
I'm just bringing my full two-litre Camelbak, my water filter (so I can refill at Paradise Lake) and a couple of energy bars.
Fortunately, today is not quite as hot as yesterday, but it's still in the high 90s, which discourages longer hikes. I originally planned to do a much longer day hike today through the Orestimba Wilderness, well beyond Paradise Lake.
Date: August 30, 2007, 16h13