8/13 After the attack of the midnight minions, Floyd and I descended to trout creek. There’s also a nice view, with another hiker enjoying the ambience. I’m still enjoying the descent and it’s time for a big hot brunch!I really thought we would hit the pavement and make a break out of here! Without a word about that, we look at each other “IT’S FLAT!” Flat is a rather lucrative term Pct hikers flip flamboyantly. It means not climbing 1000’s of feet.After all that cresting, we’re ecstatic and run along happy and gay all day!Even crossing some trail magic!At Wind river we meet an aussie thru hiker. His mood jives with ours! “We’re bada$$ hikers” he exclaims about Pct. Hikers. I certainly feel like I am.However, bluebird intermediate pops up again and my ski brain says….your not that cool!So we run as fast as we can with our breaking packs to panther creek! Where civilization will end again. Will we tarry on or duck out? Stay tuned!