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Archive for May 19th, 2006

Destination: I-15 Cajon Pass
Starting Location: Group Camp at Silverwood Lake
Today’s Miles: 13.10
Trip Miles: 342.40
Group Camp Silverwood (329.0, 3440) to I-15 Cajon Pass (342.1, 3000) ascent (1680) descent (2024)
Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion, on a sesame seed bun. Actually I had two cheese burgers, 10 piece Chicken McNuggets, french fries, lemonade & a chocolate shake. Oh yea, then I went next door and had a Haagen Daz ice cream bar. Oh yea again, then I had a bag of Frito Scoops with salsa. Please tell my doctors that I am following their recommendations to the letter. I remember talking to Triple Crown (PCT, AT, CDT) hiker Brian Robinson who said he was going to subtitle his book “The 6000 calorie a day diet”. He figured it would sell more copies.
Relatively easy hike in this morning but after the last few days I was a bit beat up. Mostly sore feet with a potential concern that my metatarsel on my left foot may be dropping and putting pressure on the ball of my feet. This is apparently common and can potentially be problematic. Will monitor for now. My big toe on my right foot is also completely numb. It is wierd as you can stick a needle into it and it maintains a tingling numb feeling.
Our group stayed together today but may split up tomorrow as Sugar Daddy is on a tighter schedule and may need to press harder. Like we are not pressing hard already. I will be bummed if we split up as we are having a good time together. During a less than scenic area, as we approached the I-15 freeway, we discussed whether Taoism and Budhism were philosophies or religions. Cadence and Lucky Liz started calling Sugar Daddy, Weed and I the three philosophers.
If you are wondering how a missionary got the name Sugar Daddy it is because he was trying to away 5 lbs of sugar at the ADZPCTKO. I like to call him the preacher of Vic the Baptist. He told us yesterday that he could also be a sugar daddy because he evangelized and thus offered eternal life. Weed & I had a good time with that one and one reason Sugar Daddy agreed to stay with us was because we told him that trying to convert heathens like us was likely more important than making it to church on Sunday.
We are trying to change Cadence’s name to Grocery Store because she carried a “lot” of food. She is having nothing to do with it however and she darn sure does not slow down with the extra weight.
T-minus is here and is jumping ahead to Wrightwood. She is feeling good and we will likely do some hiking together next week.
Coming into civilization was tough today. Our previous stops have been small towns but today we are at an off ramp of a major Southern California freeway. The fumes, traffic and people have been a bit overwhelming.
I think we are making the long distance hiker shift. As Liz and I ate breakfast the other morning, Cadence was working on Sugar Daddy’s feet and we thought nothing of it. Social constructs break down quickly as you attend to the most basic needs…food and well being in this case.
Destination: I-15 Cajon Pass
Starting Location: Group Camp at Silverwood Lake
Today’s Miles: 13.10
Trip Miles: 342.40
Group Camp Silverwood (329.0, 3440) to I-15 Cajon Pass (342.1, 3000) ascent (1680) descent (2024)
Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion, on a sesame seed bun. Actually I had two cheese burgers, 10 piece Chicken McNuggets, french fries, lemonade & a chocolate shake. Oh yea, then I went next door and had a Haagen Daz ice cream bar. Oh yea again, then I had a bag of Frito Scoops with salsa. Please tell my doctors that I am following their recommendations to the letter. I remember talking to Triple Crown (PCT, AT, CDT) hiker Brian Robinson who said he was going to subtitle his book “The 6000 calorie a day diet”. He figured it would sell more copies.
Relatively easy hike in this morning but after the last few days I was a bit beat up. Mostly sore feet with a potential concern that my metatarsel on my left foot may be dropping and putting pressure on the ball of my feet. This is apparently common and can potentially be problematic. Will monitor for now. My big toe on my right foot is also completely numb. It is wierd as you can stick a needle into it and it maintains a tingling numb feeling.
Our group stayed together today but may split up tomorrow as Sugar Daddy is on a tighter schedule and may need to press harder. Like we are not pressing hard already. I will be bummed if we split up as we are having a good time together. During a less than scenic area, as we approached the I-15 freeway, we discussed whether Taoism and Budhism were philosophies or religions. Cadence and Lucky Liz started calling Sugar Daddy, Weed and I the three philosophers.
If you are wondering how a missionary got the name Sugar Daddy it is because he was trying to away 5 lbs of sugar at the ADZPCTKO. I like to call him the preacher of Vic the Baptist. He told us yesterday that he could also be a sugar daddy because he evangelized and thus offered eternal life. Weed & I had a good time with that one and one reason Sugar Daddy agreed to stay with us was because we told him that trying to convert heathens like us was likely more important than making it to church on Sunday.
We are trying to change Cadence’s name to Grocery Store because she carried a “lot” of food. She is having nothing to do with it however and she darn sure does not slow down with the extra weight.
T-minus is here and is jumping ahead to Wrightwood. She is feeling good and we will likely do some hiking together next week.
Coming into civilization was tough today. Our previous stops have been small towns but today we are at an off ramp of a major Southern California freeway. The fumes, traffic and people have been a bit overwhelming.
I think we are making the long distance hiker shift. As Liz and I ate breakfast the other morning, Cadence was working on Sugar Daddy’s feet and we thought nothing of it. Social constructs break down quickly as you attend to the most basic needs…food and well being in this case.

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