Today I felt refreshed and renewed after a half-day off in Burney. The hiking was pretty easy and we enjoyed mostly shaded trails through the forest.
One of the things I look forward to while hiking is getting nice cold refreshing water. The best water sources however are springs. The past week or two we have happened upon springs a number of times. The water just magically comes out of the ground, nice and cool and clean. I really enjoy and drinking as much of the pure tasting water as possible right from the source before filling up bottles to take with me.
As we approached the end of our hiking day, walking through the forest, all of a sudden we came to a clearing to see the sunset casting it's colors on the clouds, with a view of Mt Shasta prominently positioned in the middle. It was all the sign we needed to set up camp right there and enjoy the view.
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