The three day hike from Thousand Island Lake to Tuolumne Meadows was beautiful. On the first night I made the mistake of cowboy camping with an unseen rainstorm approaching in the distance. I awoke around 4 A.M. to the sound of raindrops and chill of a soggy sleeping bag. After another day of hiking and drying off my stuff, I descended into Tuolumne Meadows. Aside from the kamikaze death mosquitos, it was the most pleasant stretch of trail I have walked on the PCT.