I slept well last night.
After a leisurely morning at Lois and Bill's, I headed back to the trail with clothes, shoes, and sleeping bag cleaner than they've been all trip.
It was such a treat to be in their presence.
It was easy hiking to the fish hatchery, located 4 miles down the trail.
There were MILLIONS of trout in various stages of development.
There were some albinos big enough to feed a small village.
Just up the trail was Crystal Lake, the namesake for the hatchery.
Pelicans strategizing how they're going to get inside the hatchery.
I soon came across another curious sight.
The most glorious trail oasis I've ever seen.
Here's the full tour of what we found at this thoughtfully and creatively prepared form of massive trail magic.
And down the trail I went, cold soda slowly entering my bloodstream.
I reached Burney Falls State Park and crossed a bridge over the dry creek bed that feeds the falls.
Not far from here, water is said to seep from the earth and then fly down the falls.