Lots of pictures today of windmills as we walk to the road that takes us to Tehachapi. Some people seem to hate them but I kind of enjoyed them. On the negative side, the windmills tell you how windy it can be… last night we had to pack up and hike for a few hours at 10 pm because the wind got to be too much on the ridge we decided to camp on. Hiking by headlamp in 20+ mph winds when the air temps are near freezing isn’t exactly fun. Now we are off trail for 2 weeks to get married in Colorado!
Lots of windmills.
Walking across the Mojave next to the LA aqueduct. Got a bit windy and the dust got to be slightly annoying, but it was easy walking.
Hiked into the Mojave and stopped at Hikertown to wait out the heat. We only walked about 10 miles the past two days because the forecast is for a cold front to move in starting tomorrow which would make the next 50 miles much easier.
Passed 500 miles. Started walking down to the Mojave. Camped at trail horse camp and had a nice sunrise.
Staying at Sawmill campground watching some rain showers go by. The rain really cooled things off.
Staying at Casa de Luna, a hostel. A Hawaiian shirt is required attire. Also we need to skirt around another fire closure and they supplied a highly detailed map.
Walking North from Agua Dulce. Saw a horny toad. They seem to think their camouflage is better than it is…
A few miles out of Agua Dulce. Mile 460. The weather was great all day… Much cooler. Hope it stays.
Walking from the Acton KOA to Agua Dulce. We pass under the freeway and through Vasquez rocks park. Resupplying and then heading onward.
Getting some sleep before getting up early (4am) to beat the heat.
Making a burrito at a fire station while we wait for it to cool down outside.
Passed 400 miles today on Stacy’s birthday. Walking through the remnants of the Station Fire. Found lots of poodle dog bush (similar to poison oak).
Some sunrise and sunset pictures.
To the top of Mt Baden Powell. Pulled my gluteus minimus on the way up. Turns out it is used going uphill and downhill…
Camping just outside of Wrightwood after the resupply.
Long climb and 20 miles into Wrightwood for a resupply. Nice to be above the clouds.
Padlocked fire hydrant. Tunnels under the highway to leave Cajon junction. 5 miles. Easy day.
Silverwood lake (Mesa campground) to Cajon Pass (staying at a Best Western tonight). Generally we are tired, but good. Enjoying some Del Taco, Subway, Corona, and hot tub.
The Mojave River Forks Dam (top) to Silverwood Lake (bottom) – mile 330 ish