We wanted to get in a big day today, so we got an early start. We ate our second breakfast at a really great fire station that helps out PCT hikers with water and shade. We knew there was some pretty bad poodle dog in this section, but decided we would try to push through. After about 13 miles, the poodle dog bush got so thick, there was almost no way to stay on the trail. We made the decision to walk a forest service road that parallels the PCT for the next eight miles to avoid the thickest part. We made it camp at a ranger station by 8PM after 24 miles of hiking. It felt good to put in our biggest mileage to date, but we were exhausted.