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Snow in the desert…again

Day 24: Glenwood Boy Scout Camp to Godforsaken Ridge above Acton Trail miles 400.5-424.3 May 26, 2019 What do you do when it is 40°F, windy, and rainy? You hike. Because, in T-Pain’s words, “What else are we going to … Continue reading

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Coming down

Day 23: Little Jimmy Camp to Glenwood Boy Scout Camp Trail miles 384-400.5 May 25, 2019 Although the air was still and the night was quiet, it took me a long time to fall asleep last night. Even after I’d … Continue reading

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An Epic on Baden-Powell

Day 22: Wrightwood to Little Jimmy Trail Camp Trail miles 369-384 May 24, 2019 I apologize in advance for such a long post. This day was extremely eventful and emotionally draining, and I want to keep a fairly complete record … Continue reading

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A zero below the snow

Day 21: Zero in Wrightwood May 23, 2019 What can I say about a zero in an extraordinarily hiker-friendly town? I can tell you that it was magical. I can tell you that the coffee was free, the ice cream … Continue reading

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Looking for a hiker-friendly town? You’ve come to the Wright(wood) place.

Day 20: Dry Camp north of Cajon Pass to Wrightwood Trail Miles 356.4-369.0 May 22, 2019 Morning dawned cold, and I hiked away from my dry camp wearing all my layers. The wind had come again last night to tear … Continue reading

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New pain, true pain

Day 19: Dry Camp south of Cajon Pass to Dry Camp on the climb to Wrightwood Trail Miles 335.4-356.4 May 21, 2019 When my alarm beeped at 5:30, I felt as though I’d hardly slept. A powerful wind had blown … Continue reading

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Snow Waffling

Day 18: Grass Valley Creek to Dry Camp south of Cajon Pass Trail miles 318.0-335.5 May 20, 2019 The rain that came in the night had cleared by morning, and we stuffed our wet tents into our packs and set … Continue reading

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Things that keep me up at night

Day 17: Splinter’s Cabin to Grass Valley Creek Trail miles 298.5-318.0 May 19, 2019 While trying to fall asleep last night, I began to consider what a stress-free existence I am able to enjoy on the trail, where I live … Continue reading

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Restless Legs

Day 16: Dry camp at mile 279 to Splinter’s Cabin Trail miles 279-298.5 May 18, 2019 The walking today was mostly easy, but there was a lot of it. In the morning, Hiccups and Danish caught up to me after … Continue reading

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Gluttony and Sloth

Day 15: Short day out of Big Bear Lake Trail miles 266.2-279.2 May 17, 2019 In the morning, I ate myself sick trying to finish all the food I’d purchased in town. Breakfast consisted of the last third of a … Continue reading

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