I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little apprehensive stepping onto this trail. I had heard from multiple people that it is one of the hardest sections to hike. Since it is the only section hike I have done I can't vouch for that but I imagine the sierras are right up there with it.
The weather for our 6 day trip didn't look awful save for the first few days. We figured maybe we could dry out and it would all be okay. Unfortunately by the time we arrive at the Kendal Cat Walk it had begun to rain, and shortly after, the rain turned to hail and thunder began to boom in the sky. As life long Washington residents it was certainly no deterrent. Apparently though the weather report also changed and we would spend 5 days in the rain snow and fog. More on that later though.
Other then the weather, which made for some good photos, the first day was fairly uneventful. It was nice talking to through hikers and seeing their perspective of this section