Friday, June 22, 2007

Day 27 - Tuesday, June 19

We left Mojave at 8 am to get back to the trail. We have been seeing so many Joshua trees, I began to feel like this was a ride at Disneyland called "Hiking the Mojave" and the joshua trees were moving and we were sitting on a ride watching them pass. After getting back on trail in the heat, I knew this wasn't Disneyland!
We were walking along Hwy 58 and getting the passing truckers to honk their horns by giving them the universal up-and-down arm signal. It helps pass the time.
Today we are still passing more windmills. We met a hiker from Walnut Creek named Joe who rides 400 mile bike races. He is a world traveler and has hiked Europe.
By the end of the day we were at mile 580 and technically in the southern Sierras. We are looking forward to moderate temperatures and cooler nights that lie ahead. Plus we will make the 600 mile mark tomorrow and the end of the Southern Calif section. I called Jerry to contact my friend, Chris Rios who is going to meet us at Walkers Pass. Still having spotty phone reception.

1 comment:

Jo Lynn said...

If you're in the middle of a frickin' desert and you think you are in Disneyland, you need more fluids, Girlie! Drink up when you can. Keep up the good fight out there. You're doing awesome.