May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, and leading to the most amazing view.
Hwy 58 to 9.6 miles north of Golden Oak Spring (a drip really)
Today was great hiking day…and had many surprises!
1. Wildflowers were everywhere-both orange and white Mariposa Lilies blanketed hillsides!!!
2. The weather was perfect
3. Scenery and trail fun and interesting
4. Didn’t know I could hike this far packing 4 liters of water without crying
5. Met my first PCT hiker Tomer from Israel. He had a big backpack and I was flattered when he thought mine weighed 20 #s (FYI it weighs 28 with 5 days of food and 4 liters of water)
Gear and food favs:
-Outdoor Research Bucket Sunhat – What is special about this hat???? Well…the brim has just the right stiffness and width with a chin and cap adjuster that it will stay stable in gale force winds! I like the way it looks also.
-Balance Bars – my favorite flavor is BARE Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter! I hit the trail with one of these in the morning and NEVER get tired of them!
The next few days should be scary. I hope trail Angel Mary restocked water cache at Kelso Valley Road!!!!! Then all is downhill from there. Thank you for all your words of encouragement.