Don on April 4th, 2015

Saturday: (04/04) On trail at 0800. Today’s hike continued along the Mojave River, around Silverwood Reservoir through Silverwood State Park, and to Cajon Pass over 24 miles, and my feet noticed. I met a little horned toad along the trail. Silverwood lake is rather large and took a long time to hike around the perimeter. From […]

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Don on April 3rd, 2015

Friday: (04/03) Up at 0630, on trail 0730. After a couple of miles I met a SB hiker to the Kickoff meet later this month. His trailname was Perogee.  A little later Marmot caught up. He had left the Hostel in the afternoon after me. I found this flower interesting. A fuzzy plant with flowers that […]

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Don on April 2nd, 2015

. Thursday: (04/02) Up at 0700 but it was cold so I wasn’t moving. For the first time my tent had condensation but it appeared as ice flakes not liquid. I finally was on the trail at 0900. I was surprised to pass Haiku, the hiker that started with me at Highway 18. I hadn’t […]

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Don on April 1st, 2015

Wednesday: (04/01) Up at 0700. I did some packing of the pack then went to the Teddy Bear Restaurant for a final visit. A nice Ortega chili omelet. Then I returned to the hostel, did the final packing, did my hostel housekeeping, and put on the now really heavy pack and walked to the bus […]

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Don on March 30th, 2015

Monday: (03/30) Mountain Dew and First Up got up at 0430, started a campfire, cooked breakfast and prepared too leave. They were off by 0600. I slept until 0630 packed to leave and was on trail by 0750. I was camped at 7600 feet and it was cold last night and this morning. As I […]

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Don on March 29th, 2015

Sunday: (03/29) Up at 0630 but not on trail until 0830. It was cold,made even more so by my filling 10 liters of water at the trickling spring. Good water and always flows but just a trickle. I was the last to leave camp. I only saw three other hikers all day. Two older guys […]

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Don on March 28th, 2015

Saturday: (03/28) On trail at 0800. I’m still having trouble going up and that’s most of today’s hike. Made only 10 miles. Camped at MM240, Mission Spring, the last water for the next 16 miles. Camped with a  woman named Forest Ninja, Sampson, and a father (Mountain Dew) daughter (First Up) doing a section. There […]

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Don on March 27th, 2015

Friday: (03/27) Up at 0700, depart 0830. Sampson did stay here but isn’t feeling well so is staying another day. Nice place to relax. Wow, met four hikers today and two quit and one is ill. Etrain left about 0800. I never saw him again today. I was having trouble climbing the hills because my […]

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Don on March 26th, 2015

Thursday: (03/26)  0800. Checked out of Motel 6. Breakfast at Jack In The Box, the loaded sandwich. I called a cab and Bob drove me out to MM207 to resume my hike. This intersection is where the cab picked me up last year so this is where the cab dropped me off to start my […]

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Don on March 25th, 2015

Wednesday: (03/25) Breakfast at A Good Morning then on to the San Jose Amtrak depot. The train was running late so I departed at 1042 rather than the scheduled 1007. Boarded too late for lunch reservations so I had a hamburger from the cafe car for lunch. Arrived in Paso Robles at 1352. Should arrive […]

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