We are in Idyllwild! That's near PCT mile 170. I am surprised to find that most thru hikers are yellow blazers, or people who hitch hike past sections. It's important to hike your own hike, but I'm glad we made a rule to not skip sections. It's been hard but rewarding. Many of these images are from the section between Paradise Valley Cafe and Idyllwild--a section most of our 2015 thru hikers skipped.