Friday, June 15, 2007

Day 19 - Monday, June 11

Having camped at 7500', I start the morning on rolling terrain dropping to 6000’ through wooded hills over the next 10 miles.

The Angeles Crest Highway is closed from Islip Saddle to Cedar Springs due to a landslide last year. The PCT is closed from just east of the Cedar Springs gate and is rerouted along the Angeles Crest Highway for about 2 miles due to the protection of the Mountain Yellow Frog. I had heard that some hikers were getting lost here but I just walked down this deserted highway to get back to the trail.

It's pretty lonely in this section as I haven't seen anyone for most of the day. I finally stopped at mile 413 and set up camp. I've started just adding water to my powdered hummus and eating out of my bowl. With the heat, the corn tortillas were just disintegrating in my pack and I'm out of Wasa crackers.
I'm feeling good and I'm not really sunburned. My phone camera makes my face look red in the pictures. Jerry told me to switch to a higher resolution for better quality pictures.


Jo Lynn said...

I'm happy to hear you're not sunburned! Thanks for the update. As always, I'm enjoying hearing about your day(s). Sounds like you're truly having a great time. Makes me wish I was there. But, I send hugs instead.

EnergeticRick!!! said...

gotta love powdered hummus... yum yum...