1265.1 to Myrtle Flat (1265.1 to 1291.2)
Daily miles: 26.1
Down to Belden and meet The Brataans, who are famous trail angels. Let a few hikers stay overnight, but not me because I have the big hill to climb. Go up and up and get real hot. Enter Lassen National Forest and stay at a nice flat spot called Myrtle Flat. Great names for places, no? 2,000 feet up today, and a good deal more tomorrow. The climb out of Belden is no joke.