The trail involves a lot of climbing. No more flat stretches. On the switchbacks, we see smoke rising from a forest fire. Not sure which one though. Loic and I spend a lot of time talking about finishing the trail and what life back home will be like again. We both agree that food you can't get in the US is one of the priorities. We might be biased though as food is what you think of all day every day on trail.
We end the day right before the Cloudy Trail junction where the fire closure detour starts.