PCT Mile 352 above Lone Pine Canyon to Inspiration Point at Hwy 2
So I just have to finish sharing about last night camping in the middle of a sea of tents and cowboy campers. What I learned: after dark no talking allowed (whispering quietly okay), minimal headlamp use is favorable, get organized in your tent quickly because even messing with any gear makes noise (Ziploc baggies are really bad), get comfortable at the beginning of the night because you soon realize that neo air sleeping pads make a lot of crunching noise when turning over in the night, and the same unwritten codes apply in the very early morning hours. Seriously. This group of thru-hikers were polite and respectful.
While hiking today we had fun getting to know some of the hikers. The trail’s gentle climb into the high country was refreshing and ended at Wrightwood Ski Resort. We enjoyed lunch complete with Starbucks Mocha and Nutella at McGuffy’s Campground that had a cold, clear, and clean spring. Lovin’ this small section of the PCT. On the way home we celebrated with the very best homemade pie I have ever tasted at Joe Mudd’s Coffee and Pie in the town of Wrightwood. It was that good.