Friday the 13th. miles 296-306. last day for me on the PCT as I need to go to Wyoming for an artist residency. the campsite I slept at that night couldn’t have been better. I cowboy camped on a sandy spot along a roaring river surrounded by pine and oak trees. Encountered two timber rattlesnakes. Bathed in deep creek at deep creek bridge. Regretably took the deep creek detour for 8 miles (wandering dot likened it to the purgatorial road to hell) where I met my friend, Nate, along highway 173, 8 miles north of lake arrowhead. Ate and rested at nate’s in Claremont. sad to leave the trail.