I had good intentions of getting an early start today, but I didn’t break camp until about 8AM. Without Janel, it takes longer to do all of the camp chores, so I have a harder time getting on trail early. After a few miles in the nice, cool pine forest, I entered another burn area. It was really hot again and there was no shade to provide any relief. After the burn, I descended back into the desert where it was even hotter. The water in this section is extremely scarce. I made it to the next water source at Willow Springs towards evening. The next known water source after this is 44 miles away. Yikes! I loaded up with 8 liters of water (about 18 pounds), which was all the capacity I had. I had hopes that there would be water in 30 miles at the Walker Pass Campground, but if not, I was prepared to hitch into Lake Isabella to get more. After the spring, I hiked on until dark and set up camp.