Tag Archive: california

6/8/17 – Lake Isabella

Day 46 Miles: 644 to 652 “Can we sleep in tomorrow?” asked Dave after our alpine start hike yesterday. We only had eight miles to hike and I agreed that under those circumstances… Continue reading

6/7/17 – Night Hikers

Day 45 Miles: 624 to 644 The sky was full of stars when we emerged from our tent at 2:30 in the morning and the moon shone so brightly that we almost could… Continue reading

6/6/17 – Hot, Dry, and Rather Miserable Traverse

Day 44 Miles: 604.43 to 624 The morning was cold. Not just cool but actually cold enough to warrant hiking in puffy jacket and gloves, and it felt amazingly refreshing. We knew we… Continue reading

6/5/17 – Forest, for a change

Day 43 Miles: 587.25 to 604.43 Today the trail took us through another burn and our friend Poodle Dog Bush was back, and its tiny purple blooms, as poisonous as they were, livened… Continue reading

6/2 + 6/3 Double Zero

Days: 40 and 41 Miles: 0 It was weekend and weekends are meant for rest, right? So even though we arrived to Tehachapi a day earlier than expected, we decided to keep our… Continue reading

5/31/17 – Mojave Rain

Day 38 Miles: 517 to 541.5 “Wouldn’t it be fun if it rained on us in Mojave?” I joked couple of days ago while the sun was baking up to perfection.  Today we… Continue reading

5/24/17 – Lazy Hikers

Day 31 Miles: 436 to 444 For our first month on the trail we treated ourselves with a nero day and a luxurious stay at Acton KOA which included shower, laundry, and swimming… Continue reading

5/23/17 – Snake DancingĀ 

Day 30 Miles: 421.24 to 436 So many times along the trail we said: “If they put a cooler here with soda for $1.00, they could make some money.” Today we finally found… Continue reading

5/22/17 – Poodle Dog

Day 29 Miles: 404.21 to 421.24 Poodle Dog Bush. Sounds like a cute plant, doesn’t it. Well, it isn’t. It ranks up there with poison oak and it sends hikers to hospital every… Continue reading

5/21/17 – Trail Magic

Day 28 Miles: 384 to 404.24 I gladly admit that the morning sucked. After a rather peaceful night, the Boy Scouts were in their tents by 9:00 p.m., and if it wasn’t for… Continue reading