Was a lot of work at Mt Laguna. Didn’t feel like I rested at all. Had to hand wash laundry (SO dirty!!) and call people, call REI and order another pair of Cascadias to get to Julian, buy more food, fill up water, pop blisters and bandage feet.
I was out by 9:30am. Hiked from 42.5 or so to 55.9 where I camped amongst some boulders.
Met a dude from Minnesota who got named “Breaks” as a trail name since he hikes for the breaks – not for the hiking itself – and a spunky lady by the name of Elizabeth. We leapfrogged almost the entire time and all camped at this mountain full of boulders. It was quite spectacular
Elizabeth near mile 50
“Breaks” singing away… Doubt he even knew I was right behind him at this time. Lol
Sun setting at Boulder camp
The Boulder Camp
Sunrise at Boulder Camp
Hiked from 55.9 to 68.4 = 12.5 miles.
Wanted as few miles to Julian as possible without killing my feet. Was too bad since I ignored some hot spots and ended up getting a few blisters on this hike. Cowboy camped again. Stars were STUNNING!! I could see the Galaxy.
Since it was a water spot, many people camped out there. Someone played music until 1am. I didn’t mind though. I was exhausted and crashed as soon as sun set.
Filling up water bottles at a horse trough. Had to treat water
Casey, a wise 26 year old who was stomping her way through the miles in high heat as if it was nothin’
Rodriguez Spur Truck Trail camping spot
Airing out my socks while talking with my Minnesotan Bestie
Views from that day