Day 26: Late Start Up to Baden Powell

May 13, 2017

Total miles: 10.5 miles 

Start: Wrightwood (mile 369.2)

End: mile 379.5

Total elevation gain/loss: 3471.1/2159.1ft

Our attempt to sleep in this morning was a failure and we were awake by 6:30. Darn! Breakfast of leftover pizza, beer, and ice cream hit the spot. Can’t get that on the trail!

Since we were too tired last night to sort through our resupply box that was the first order of business. The rest of the morning was spent loading blog posts (since I have basically no signal on trail), showering (again, so luxurious), and surfing the internet. We checked out just before our 11am checkout time and headed back to town to pick up some final provisions.

Saying goodbye to 2/3 of the motel’s welcoming crew.


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Day 25: Up, Up, Up to Wrightwood 

May 12, 2017

Total miles: 22.1 miles 

Start: mile 347.1

End: Wrightwood (mile 369.2)

Total elevation gain/loss: 6300.5/2475.4ft

Today we were determined to get an early start to beat the heat (and make our water last to Wrightwood). We were up with our 4:30 alarm — no snooze button today! Of course, we woke to condensation once again and packed up our wet sleeping bags to be dried later.

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