Like a broken record, this is the third time I’ve set out from Wrightwood. The residents here are nice, and I’ve become a familiar face, but I really, really want this one to stick. Really!
At least the 34 miles I hiked Wed/Thu won’t be in vain; I will get a ride back to where I stopped Thursday afternoon: Mile-398. (Almost 400!) The only difficulty will be walking in 4-8″ of slushy snow until I drop below 5,500ft, which I will briefly, then climb again to 6,700ft then drop again. At least two days of wet shoes, but the sun should be out which makes ALL the difference.
However, there is no help for it unless I wanted to wait a week for it to melt.
Annnnd, No. 😎
The plan is to hike four days to Agua Dulce; roughly 60 miles. I originally was going to stop at Acton KOA, but the town of Agua Dulce is just 10 miles further. So it depends on trail conditions, (snow slows me down by half) where I will end up on Tuesday.
Tuesday afternoon my lovely and talented sister will pick up a stinky old hiker. (Me 😜)
So, depending on cell service I may be out of touch until Tuesday.