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Day 25 Miles 353.9 to 369 We are halfway done with the desert, I realized while hiking today, though except for a day or two, the first half really did not make me… Continue reading


Day 24 Miles: 335.7 to 353.9 The wind was strong and gnarly, and the most unexpected after the calm breezeless night. The area we were at, just six miles away from Cajon Pass… Continue reading


Day 23 Miles: 318 to 335.70 One cool thing about thru hiking is that you constantly see new things. I’m not saying there’s something wrong with in and out hikes because there is… Continue reading


Day 22 Miles 301 to 318 Hot springs right on the trail. How fun is that. We had seven miles to reach them. Luckily the morning dawned much warmer than forecasted and that… Continue reading


Day 20 Miles: 266 to 285.5 Have you ever considered how much a week worth of food weights? Me neither. Until I actually had to pack ratios for six days in my pack… Continue reading


Day 17 Miles: 235 to 256 Today was a good day to make big miles. For several different reasons. The morning was cool and it made for a pleasant walk. We could see… Continue reading


Day 14 Miles: 190.5 to 205 Neither of us got a good sleep. The wind howled at speed that was forecasted to be up to 50 mph and the snow kept coming. We… Continue reading


Day 13 Mile: 183 to 190.50 (Plus 4.00 miles Deer Spring Trail and 4.6 miles St. Jacinto climb) If I told you that I’m hunkered in my sleeping bag, cold still, typing this… Continue reading


Day 11 Miles: 131 to 151 (+ hitch to Idyllwild) Sometimes things are too good to be true. Like a quality water in the desert. Today water report promised a nice spring about… Continue reading


Day 10 Miles: 115 to 131  In the desert you have two best friends. Water and wind. Water is infrequent and often cached in barrels so coming upon a natural creek is real… Continue reading