What a crazy night! The wind was so strong it nearly collapsed the tent. I was thinking of all the large pine trees around (and the many already laying on the ground) and hoping for the best. Once 0530 came around, we were outta there in a hurry! Packed up and hit the trail. Only 5 miles to Wrightwood. Since we are up at such a high elevation, there was still snow on the ground and we walked over many patches. Then we came to Mtn. High ski area, it reminded me of hiking in Vermont, the pine trees, black capped chickadees and ski lifts! Ahhh, home! :) Made it to Highway 2 around 0830 and there was a woman dropping off Wasa, so she gave us a ride down into town! Perfect! We went to Mtn. Hardware where we picked up a care package from Pilgrim! (hiking friend from the Long Trail in 2003) He actually mailed the box to Big Bear City, but we had so much food, we bounced it ahead to here! What a great friend! Trader Joe's trail mix, Lindt chocolate (which is already gone!!), ginger chews, flattened bananas, good stuff for our next stretch! Thanks Pilgrim! Then we went to the food market to resupply for the next 85 miles to Agua Dulce ( 4.5 days of hiking) We called a local lady who lets hikers stay at her house and she gets out of work in 30 minutes, so hopefully we can stay with her! Things are going well. No knee pain here since the hot springs! Gotta love it! 6 min left on the computer, going to wrap things up! HI to all!
Ahhh, the train ran all night long, all 4 of us barely got any sleep at all......but we are clean! Took advantage of the continental breakfast this morning, I made my 2 mom phone calls and then we hit the trail for 0730! Happy late mother's day to all you moms out there! :) We got on the trail knowing that there was NO water for 22 miles, so we were carrying all the water we thought we'd need. It was a hot uphill climb basically the whole 22 miles and rationing water is NOT FUN. But then the Chief kicked it into gear and just started running up the trail! Crazy man! That lit a fire under my butt and we put the move on! 22 miles later, we were at 8,000 feet to camp for the night. What a day. Great view of Baldy Mtn covered in snow right there. The wind started to pick up, Neighbor went down to the spring (which I guess was quite the haul) and I whipped up dinner. After that the sun started going down and it gets chilly once the sun leaves, so we jumped in the sleeping bags for the night and that was it! Camped with Vizor, Super, Chief Chi hua hua and 2 others. Woke up during the night in the wind storm and saw the many city lights in the Mojave desert below.....pretty in a weird sort of way.
We are planning on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail starting April 19, 2008. Begining at the Mexico/California border and hiking north through California, Oregon and Washington to Canada....some 2,660 miles away!
Planning on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail starting April 19, 2008. Starting at the Mexico/California border and hiking north through California, Oregon and Washington to Canada....2,660 miles away! Now, that's FUN!