1433 to 1452 (Moosehead Creek)
Section O of the PCT has a bad reputation- I'd heard it was overgrown and boring. Unlike most of the PCT which follows along the crest, section O must go through some lower-elevation areas that have been heavily logged in order to connect Burney Falls to the next gorgeous mountain area north of here (Castle Craigs and the Trinity Alps).
I say to anyone who complains- try hiking this section in the fall. The understory plants and regrowth in the logged areas were ablaze in fall color. Stunning yellows of the willows, occasional aspen and bracken ferns, oranges and reds of the maples and dogwoods. With the light streaming through the leaves, the air has a warm glow. If you adjust your focus and look at the smaller-scale beauty, you can find much to enjoy here.
It makes me grateful to be out here in fall. If I hadn't have gotten the stress fracture, I would likely have gone through this section in the middle of summer with all the other thru hikers. But my injury allowed me to break out of that timeframe (and that mindset), and for that opportunity, I am glad.