Monthly Archives: May 2014

Lake Isabella

Day 44: (6.99 miles) mile 645.01 – 652 Walker Pass The alarm goes off at 5am.  Were itchin for a real breakfast and we hear the hitch from Walker Pass to Lake Isabella can be pretty difficult.  Remarkably our legs … Continue reading

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Burning rubber …legs that is

Day 43: (14.16 miles) mile 630.85 – 645.01 We awake a little late (0630) and it’s already getting warm. We are still exhausted, but the impending climb of over 1600 ft in 3 miles on 4 hours of sleep is … Continue reading

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500ml

Day 42: (32.85 miles, 12 of which we hadn’t planned) mile 602 – 630.85 + 2 of road walk The fact that the wind changed direction and our tarp blew down on us early this morning should have been our … Continue reading

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What a difference a Day Makes

Day 41: (17.6 miles) mile 584.4 – 602 Not a sound. Not a whisper of wind.  Did we die?  The outside of our bags are wet.  My camp towel is frozen and our packs are covered in frost.  Have we … Continue reading

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Three Points of Contact

Day 40: (17.8 miles) mile 566.3 – 584.14 /3821ft – 6093 ft Up early to eat and catch the bus to Hwy 58 for a lovely 2200 ft climb.  First stop, Primo burger for a hearty breakfast with Eng and … Continue reading

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Zero # 10 – Mojave

Miles: (0) Mojave was the perfect stop. You have great food, a grocery store, laundry and enough TV to realize that you aren’t missing much.  There is even a bus that will take you back to the trail for one … Continue reading

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From wind we came

Day 38: (20 miles) mile 538.5 – 558.5 and into Mojave We awoke rested and still protected from the wind even though the wind had shifted and so did the faces of the blades of the windmills.  We found that … Continue reading

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Walking on Water

Day 37: (20.4 miles) mile 517.6 – 538 After an awesome nights sleep it was time to walk the California Aqueduct. (This is part of the water delivery system to mostly the LA basin, whose water rights originate from Owens … Continue reading

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Fun meter = 2

Day 36: (20 miles.. Road walk) mile 478 – 517.6 During the night it rained, actually it sprinkled a bit but we were prepared and had our tarp erected…just in case.  Pancakes and coffee were on the menu this morning … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo

Day 35: (14.6 miles) mile 463.4 – 478 Up early with Gear Slut, and off to make for Cinco de Mayo at the Anderson’s.  The night before we hiked till nearly 10pm as the temp and trail were perfect for … Continue reading

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