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Destination: Walker Pass Trailhead Camp
Starting Location: Junction at Bird Springs Pass
Today’s Miles: 20.00
Trip Miles: 651.70
Junction at Bird Spring Pass (631.4, 5355) to Walker Pass Trailhead Camp (651.4, 5100) ascent (3396) descent (3658)
My day started with a usual walk into the woods (the desert in this case) for a typical thru-hiker bear scat. Unfortunately dehydration only produced rabbit pellets. Get me to water! After conserving water (Sugar Daddy gave a bit away) we made it to McIvers Spring and I drank a full 3 liters of water. These 2 days were the toughest environmental challenges of the trip thus far. We headed for highway 178 eagerly after water as I was completely out of food and knew the go-BIG support mobile was waiting there with cold juice and lots of food, food, food. As we dropped in elevation the temperature soared until a few clouds built. Then we heard it. Thunder! We kidded Weed that his pagan cloud dances were still working but his timing was off. And then, unbelievably the clouds began to release few but huge rain drops on us while the sky was blue minus one huge thunder head above us. The smell was so intoxicating as the parched pinon/juniper woodland soaked up the precious water & I was flooded with wonderful memories of Sierra thunderstorms. The details were vague but the feeling was incredible.
Just before the .1 mile turn off to the command post the sky exploded as torrential rain drenched us. We literally ran to the campground screaming with joy. After bailing inside, the rain turned to pea size hail and continued to rage. Now poor Weed needed to walk .7 miles further to finish this section of his hike and thus he got absolutely hammered and showered by the deluge. What a contrasting and fantastic experience.
At Walker several hikers were gathered at both go-BIG Daddies RV and Okie girls RV who was also out supporting hiker trash. BBQ dogs, chips, & chili were served and we enjoyed a late night (9:30) by the fire.
Destination: Walker Pass Trailhead Camp
Starting Location: Junction at Bird Springs Pass
Today’s Miles: 20.00
Trip Miles: 651.70
Junction at Bird Spring Pass (631.4, 5355) to Walker Pass Trailhead Camp (651.4, 5100) ascent (3396) descent (3658)
My day started with a usual walk into the woods (the desert in this case) for a typical thru-hiker bear scat. Unfortunately dehydration only produced rabbit pellets. Get me to water! After conserving water (Sugar Daddy gave a bit away) we made it to McIvers Spring and I drank a full 3 liters of water. These 2 days were the toughest environmental challenges of the trip thus far. We headed for highway 178 eagerly after water as I was completely out of food and knew the go-BIG support mobile was waiting there with cold juice and lots of food, food, food. As we dropped in elevation the temperature soared until a few clouds built. Then we heard it. Thunder! We kidded Weed that his pagan cloud dances were still working but his timing was off. And then, unbelievably the clouds began to release few but huge rain drops on us while the sky was blue minus one huge thunder head above us. The smell was so intoxicating as the parched pinon/juniper woodland soaked up the precious water & I was flooded with wonderful memories of Sierra thunderstorms. The details were vague but the feeling was incredible.
Just before the .1 mile turn off to the command post the sky exploded as torrential rain drenched us. We literally ran to the campground screaming with joy. After bailing inside, the rain turned to pea size hail and continued to rage. Now poor Weed needed to walk .7 miles further to finish this section of his hike and thus he got absolutely hammered and showered by the deluge. What a contrasting and fantastic experience.
At Walker several hikers were gathered at both go-BIG Daddies RV and Okie girls RV who was also out supporting hiker trash. BBQ dogs, chips, & chili were served and we enjoyed a late night (9:30) by the fire.
Destination: Walker Pass Trailhead Camp
Starting Location: Junction at Bird Springs Pass
Today’s Miles: 20.00
Trip Miles: 651.70
Junction at Bird Spring Pass (631.4, 5355) to Walker Pass Trailhead Camp (651.4, 5100) ascent (3396) descent (3658)
My day started with a usual walk into the woods (the desert in this case) for a typical thru-hiker bear scat. Unfortunately dehydration only produced rabbit pellets. Get me to water! After conserving water (Sugar Daddy gave a bit away) we made it to McIvers Spring and I drank a full 3 liters of water. These 2 days were the toughest environmental challenges of the trip thus far. We headed for highway 178 eagerly after water as I was completely out of food and knew the go-BIG support mobile was waiting there with cold juice and lots of food, food, food. As we dropped in elevation the temperature soared until a few clouds built. Then we heard it. Thunder! We kidded Weed that his pagan cloud dances were still working but his timing was off. And then, unbelievably the clouds began to release few but huge rain drops on us while the sky was blue minus one huge thunder head above us. The smell was so intoxicating as the parched pinon/juniper woodland soaked up the precious water & I was flooded with wonderful memories of Sierra thunderstorms. The details were vague but the feeling was incredible.
Just before the .1 mile turn off to the command post the sky exploded as torrential rain drenched us. We literally ran to the campground screaming with joy. After bailing inside, the rain turned to pea size hail and continued to rage. Now poor Weed needed to walk .7 miles further to finish this section of his hike and thus he got absolutely hammered and showered by the deluge. What a contrasting and fantastic experience.
At Walker several hikers were gathered at both go-BIG Daddies RV and Okie girls RV who was also out supporting hiker trash. BBQ dogs, chips, & chili were served and we enjoyed a late night (9:30) by the fire.
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