A forest service employee stopped to give some snacks & chat! Above is an unfiltered photo. I looked up to see a Halo around the sun, then realized it was also a rainbow, then saw a lower rainbow between the trees and finally seeing the beard shaped cloud as if pouring from the halo. I … Continue reading Day 42, Robin Bird Spring 602 to 622
Today wasn't very interesting in the way of scenery, much of the same desert. Below is an elevation profile which to us is a pretty easy day. I caught up to Froggy and Flipper having a break together. They are longtime friends doing this Trek. I went on my way after taking this photo, I … Continue reading Day 41, Golden Oaks Spring 583.3 to Robin Bird Spring 602.1
Back on trail, follows hwy 58 for about 3/4 mile. Leaving behind more Desert! I'm ready for some new terrain 👍 Another flower that made me stop. I've seen very few Horned Lizard's, but even fewer Horny Lizards! Lol. But seriously, these aren't as afraid as normal lizards. I've actually been able to pet them … Continue reading Day 40, Tehachapi to Golden Oaks Spring 583.3 (PG13 😉
Welp.... another shitty nights sleep but hey I'm happy! All night gusts felt like calculated attempts on over taking my 17oz castle. Maybe I got an hour of sleep after just saying f*** it let it blow down. At 4:00am I'd had enough and started packing my things up. By 4:55 I was on trail … Continue reading Day 39, Willow’s Rd to Hwy 58 into Tehachapi.
18 miles today and uneventful really. Plenty more wind turbines and high winds all day. It's probably wishful thinking in hoping for a quiet nights sleep! Below is a random trail magic area with a sunshade, chairs and water cache. It's been interesting watching the different flowers over the past month. These are about an … Continue reading Day 38, 540.2 to Tehachapi Willows Rd. 558.3
Today we did 22 miles split between road walking and walking through a Wind Farm. I've never been close enough to the large wind turbines we have back home. The best I can describe is that they sound like a jet engine from an airplane passing far overhead. Slightly muffled and with a faint sound … Continue reading Day 37, Hiker Town 517.6 to 540.3
The restless nights keep coming whether it's from rain or wind. Today will be 20 miles to Hiker Town to spend the night and all the way to the valley floor at 3050ft. It also signifies a milestone for the class of 2018 passing the 500 miles mark. Someone placed a goodluck snack for the … Continue reading Day 36, Sawmill Campground 498.2 to Hiker Town 517.6
On day 34 we took the day off "Zero" at Casa de Luna. Much of the same activity as yesterday although today would be a record number of hikers coming through at 93 I heard. Can you imagine hosting a fluctuating crowd of 20-93 hikers every night through hiking season! Not to mention neither Hiker … Continue reading Day 34 & 35, Casa De Luna to Sawmill Campground 498.2
After a restless night of weather it appears to be more of the same above us today. Turns out it would just be fog, yay! Today would be a short day into Grass Valley and the Trail Angels residence of Joe and Terrie Anderson known as Casa de Luna. The lot their home sits on … Continue reading Day 33, Bouquet Canyon Rd 465.6 to Casa De Luna 478.
Last night we slept in a white plastic and pvc pipe yurt, the one behind the two gals walking towards me. It was a good decision as it drizzled during the night so we didn't have to roll up wet tents! The weather looked overcast and low fog but we weren't planning on leaving today … Continue reading Day 32, hiker heaven to 465.6 Bouquet Canyon Rd.