Friday, June 15, 2007

Day 18 - Sunday, June 10

I started this morning at 6500' and have been climbing up to Mt Baden Powell at 9399'. There is a plaque at the top for Baden Powell who was the founder of the Boy Scouts and had a great love for hiking and camping. I counted 93 hikers coming down from Mt Baden Powell. I am familiar with this section since I have run Angeles Crest 100 mile race. It does look different since I'm hiking and not running and have time to look around.

Near Vincent Gap I passed this sign -
373 miles behind, only 2277 ahead! :-)

I am traveling along Angeles Crest and Hwy 2. My friend, Andy Kumeda, who I know from running several 100 milers down here, met me near Islip Saddle on Hwy 2. He had worked a 50K race in the morning and then drove 4 hours to meet me. He brought me a cool card that was signed by lots of the ultrarunners and brought me cold lemonade, water and apples. Yum! Andy, you rock!

I passed a man & woman thru-hikers from Salt Lake City. I set up camp for the night near Angeles Crest Hwy at mile 383. The SLC hikers came through planning to hike another 2-3 miles before setting up camp. I'll probably see them tomorrow or at Agua Dulce.


Ultra Okie said...

Hi Catra, Rock on!! You are doing great! You have just about inspired me to get out and train for a long fast pack/hike next year. Keep it up and I look forward to your next report.


Jurek said...

A delightful adventure for you, I am sure! Thank you for posting about your progress, it's fascinating.

Mtn_Play! said...

Yeah Catra!! Great to see the progress you're making. I bet it feels good to have gained some elevation. Cooler and better views.
We're stoked for you!
Go runner Go!
~Wayne, from last years WF100
p.s. I just did my first 50 miler, it went great! & I got into WF100 for this year ~ see you there!

Jessica Deline said...

It was great to be able to sign your card. Hope it was a good spirit lifter!

Jo Lynn said...

You are so loved, by so many. Thank you soooooooooo much for sending that nice breeze to the other side of Mission Peak today when I was getting ready to climb in the direct sunlight (95+ degrees). Right after I touched your favorite tree and asked for strength, there it was. I couldn't believe it.
Looks like your forhead is getting a bit red? You didn't lose your sunscreen, did you?
It was great to hear your voice the other day. You sound great! So positive and energetic.
Rock on Girlie!
Hugs sent your way.

EnergeticRick!!! said...

I was a Boy Scout growing up and I remember learning about Baden Powell, it's nice to know that he has a spot named after him....someday you will too!!!
Keep on pushing hard, your doing so well!!!

Andy said...

It was so great to see you on the trail Catra. Hope the weirdo in the parking lot didn't find you. Best of luck during the rest of your journey, and I'll see you again soon.