We hurried so we could be at VVR for lunch. Vermilion Valley Resort, on the side of Lake Edison, is a common hiker stopping point on the trail. It was an opportunity to have a shower, launder clothes and have real food (and beer). We arrived just in time for lunch. All the food was excellent. We met many other hikers and had fun exchanging stories. Getting clean was super refreshing after 11 days on the trail!

The resort was almost destroyed by the 2020 Creek Fire and you could see the fire damage and burn areas all around.

Distance: 8.38; Ascent: 1158′; Descent: 2460′