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4/17/23 Hikertown mile 518 to Tyler horse canyon, mile 542. The 24 hour challenge
After a day of rest, I was ready to start my version of the PCT 24 hour challenge. Hike as many miles as you can in 24 hours. This section of the trail, the California aqua duct, is often used for this challenge because it’s very flat and easy, even if at night) (and yes,Continue reading “4/17/23 Hikertown mile 518 to Tyler horse canyon, mile 542. The 24 hour challenge”
4/15/23. Saturday. Horse trail camp mile 508 to the famous Hikertown at mile 518
Nice camp spot, with wind protected site, and a crazy steep .2 across and it seemed like .3 down scramble to beautiful water We really started to see some incredible wildflower views. Daneli promised me “no more climbing for 2 days”. In fact we climbed a total of 1300 feet divided over 7 irritating butContinue reading “4/15/23. Saturday. Horse trail camp mile 508 to the famous Hikertown at mile 518”
4/13/23 and 4/14/23 Lake Hughes road mile 486 to Sawmill camp at mile 498. And shots from 498 to horse camp at mile 508. Got confused and this post it a tad off center.
Lovely start to the day, but supper cold and windy. Slept bundled up and could only get warm if completely mummies up, but it was worth it. Got started at 7:00 am but soon got warm enough from hiking to take off my puffy. Steady climb from 3000 feet to 5000 feet. Rash not muchContinue reading “4/13/23 and 4/14/23 Lake Hughes road mile 486 to Sawmill camp at mile 498. And shots from 498 to horse camp at mile 508. Got confused and this post it a tad off center.”
4/12/23 power lines at 468 to Lake Hughes at mile 486.
Lovely morning, not to cold last night. Started at 7:30 Waterfall #1 Waterfall 2 Nice day so far Fantastic views. Eventually I get to the Mohave desert. And the video. Eventually will get that direction.
4/11/23 to 4/12/23 Agua Dulce mile 454 to power lines at mile 468
Trail angel Cindy Brinkmer let me park my van at her ranch where her 3 friendly dogs will keep my van safe. She and Richard took me to Aqua Dulce where the trek started. Cindy and Richard. Nice start but it soon got warm and solid uphill Got to milk a baby goat while waitingContinue reading “4/11/23 to 4/12/23 Agua Dulce mile 454 to power lines at mile 468”
4/10/23 mile 440 to maybe 700
After biblical rains and snow, here we go again With the help of a lovely trail angel, Cimdy B , I will park Dora the Explorer and get shuttled to Aqua Dulce (Star Trek fans know Vasquez Rocks) Then o hike about 75 usually dry miles, but the monsoons should make it doable. Then IContinue reading “4/10/23 mile 440 to maybe 700”
Quick redo of my recent training hike at the south section of Lost Coast 2/18/23
Sean, Michele and myself ready to rock and roll. I had to redo this post because I placed it on the wrong site Deserted car Tide pools Great camp at mile 4 north at Gitchel Creek Waiting near Deer creek for the rides to lower Camp hidden in the back. Kinda cool One of manyContinue reading “Quick redo of my recent training hike at the south section of Lost Coast 2/18/23”
Labor Day hike, 2022
Exposed, but pretty. 1st lunch at the junction between Owl trail and Summit trail. Wind forecast is up to 40 mph for the next 24 hours. Real nice views 1st small lake we reached. Patterson Lake getting closer. Very windy and warm. Lovely camp spot at Lake Patterson elevation 9500. Our group felt a bitContinue reading “Labor Day hike, 2022”
Sept 1,2022. Training hike South Warner wilderness big loop
Starting tomorrow I will join “Just Mike” for a nice 4 day trip on the South Warner Wilderness trail near Alturus. Should be fun! 40 plus miles with ups and downs and obstacles. Lol.