PCT Mile: 369.4
Wow! It’s seems like forever since I’ve had signal and Wifi! I have a bunch of stuff for you.
While checking into my hotel yesterday, the lady asked for my ID.
During breakfast, I saw this great sign over the door.
“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you decide to see beyond the imperfections.” So true!!!!!
I stayed in Wrightwood from yesterday afternoon until about 4:00 today. It was a much needed rest after Cajon Pass!
I had made arrangements to join my Trail Kids (I’ll introduce them later) for the next few days. As I was waiting, I struck up a conversation with a local artist and his son. He ended up taking 3 of us back to the trailhead 5 miles away. That’s what I love about these small PCT towns. Everyone understands drill and most are really helpful.
With less than a mile to campground/visitor center, our energy level was high.
We setup our cowboy camp looking straight across the valley at Baden-Powell. Each one of so excited to summit tomorrow. Now contrast that from 2 days ago, where all I could see was a miserable climb and 40+ hellacious switchbacks.
The 5 of us were sitting on the bench watching the sunset on Baden-Powell when Simon, from Montreal, began singing a sad love song in French. He couldn’t really carry a tune and it just didn’t matter. No one spoke. There was a long pause when he finished. We were just taking it all in. That moment…totally priceless!!
Peter just finished his doctorate in materials science. Andrew has a masters in engineering and Simon has a degree in mechanical engineering.
It cracks me up. They’re constantly trying to solve problems. They each created their own version of a gravity filter and competed by timing a one liter fill. They discussed Base 10 vs. base 12. I’m all…duh. Very entertaining! They pay attention to every detail when it comes to planning water, resupply, and rest. I like the way they think.
Tomorrow is a big day. Excited to get started.