Tuesday, May 23 Start: secret hot spring Stop:
Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 I slept so damn well that I’m thinking, hey, maybe I can just jump back on trail. I chat with Lil’ Buddha again about my options. He suggests renting a car and coming home for a few days. I’m reluctant to leave trail but I still have the … More Is Lion Heart Off Trail For Good?
Monday, May 8 Start: near I10 underpass Stop: Cabazon 13 miles Total Miles: 217.5 As I emerge from my tent I see Yoobee and Pacer heading out. I’m out about 610am and Dos Tacos and Drum Solo are just rustling to life. The muscles are stiff and barely work as I slowly pull myself away … More Day 14: A Teary Meltdown
Sunday, May 7 Start: Fuller TH Stop: Interstate 10 19 miles The wind is constant but there are gusts that blow into the tent and I can feel the wet spray of ice hit my face. During one gust I hold my hands up and I wonder what would happen if me and my tent … More Day 13: The Good Side of Snow and Rain
Saturday, May 6 Start: Idyllwild Stop: Fuller TH, mile 190.5 16 miles Our shuttle ride is scheduled to leave around 815am for Devil’s Slide Trail. Just before departure, Gramps realizes that he left his trekking pole at their hotel from two nights ago. He runs over but the front desk doesn’t open until 9am. I … More Day 12: Mt. San Jacinto Summit and Storm Run
Friday, May 5 Start: Idyllwild Stop: Idyllwild 0 miles I’m awake early but manage to fall back asleep after listening to the squirels do their laps around the trees outside. Yoobie, Pacer and I eventually go get breakfast at the Red Kettle but out meal is rather blah. Back at our cabin I start to … More Day 11: A Cinco de Mayo Zero
Thursday, May 4 Start: Paradise Cafe Stop: Idyllwild 17 miles It’s a massive hiker sleep over on the property around Paradise Valley Cafe. I’m sleeping next to the cardboard recycling and I keep thinking that the raccoons will be arriving any minute. I’m ready to go by 6am but the 8 of us (Dos Tacos, … More Day 10: Friends That Pull You Through – A Drum Solo