Due to the great work our team did on the last hitch, our Forest Service partners decided to place us on another section of trail with severe damage from running water. During this hitch we constructed several stone water channels and other reinforeced drainage features. We also completed a 100 yard re-route.
All this work was done in a area of forest that had burned the previous fall in a wildfire. It was eerie walking along the trail (which served as the fire line) to one side is healthy forest, the other side is the chard remains of trees, a forest no more.
Without the cover of forest the hot summer sun blazed down on us. The heat of the day was not easy to overcome in a area far from lakes or rivers. At camp we had to bring a one-hundred gallon tank of water in on our trailer for drinking & cooking. Luckily, this hitch was free of the pesky mosquitoes that had been swarming us at Moon Meadow.