Canada Verde Creek to Mike Herrera’s Home (mile 127)
Matt brought Silly Chili to meet us early at highway 79 just before Warner Springs. To do this we had to hike 3 miles in the early morning. During this short jaunt Dan and I encountered a herd of very friendly horses that did not respond to the shoo horse shoo technique. Shortly after, Dan walked off trail to reach the highway and almost stepped on a live turkey! What was funny is that a short while later we met a serious woman turkey hunter. She was EQUIPPED. Apparently it is turkey season all over the state of CA. The whole rest of today I worried about being mistaken for a turkey.
Most of the day was uphill, windy, and very cool. While hiking I enjoyed hearing Dan and Silly talking and laughing the whole day. A true testimony to getting your kids outside.
Mike Herrera is a Trail Angel that provides water and a place to stay at his home just off the trail at a vital place. We are camped on his lawn tonight in high cold winds with a full moon and fog bathing the sky. What is funny is he is not home and we won’t actually meet him.
Silly Chili is a happy camper and makes me super happy because he appreciates his new backpack, Neo Air, air pillow, Sunto watch, iPhone apps (we won’t loose him this trip), and delicious homemade dehydrated food. Just the best.