Sunday, May 13, 2012
Today, Mother's Day brought Amy and Allan to mile 100.
The afternoon sun hanging high above casts long shadows.
Funny sign encountered along the trail.
Having made it up the mountain the evening prior, our hikers arrived in El Rancerito/Laguna Mountain where camp was set and planned a 3 day stay while they awaited the arrival of their first package stop.
Today proved to be a complete day of rest with no pictures (I think they slept all day into the next, hehe).
Resting under the Ponderosa Pines
Allan taking notes while taking in the mornings sun.
Enjoying the mornings meal with newfound trail friend Mark.
An afternoon hike into the little town of Laguna Mountain to pick up their package at Laguna Mt. Sports and Supply...
and a little something to keep Amy warm on those cold spring nights.
Scouting around the camp area they find some interesting and large Grub
plus some penny pine cones (no room for that souvenir in the pack!)
Our hikers settled in for the night as an early rise is important in beating the heat of the day that awaits them.
Leaving the shade and cool of the alpine forest the backdrop reflects the altitude.
05.09.12 early evening
A 10 mile hike behind and hunt for tonights camp.
70 miles of the Anza Borrego desert still ahead.
Back on the trails descent into the desert
In Loving Memory, memorial left overlooking the Anza Borrego Desert 6,000 ft below.
05.10.12 Late Morning
Desert brush lines the trail.
05.10.12 Mid Afternoon
A welcoming sight.
After a 7 mile stretch, water is filtered and replenished.
Having ate and rested, our hikers have 4 more miles to meet up with trail friends and camp for the night.
Only 3 pics for the day as the scorching heat lended only to keep on the trail and make the 15.5 mile trek to the next checkpoint as quickly as possible.
So relieved to arrive here at the Stagecoach Resort
To grab some food and drink, have a good swim in the pool,
Then off to our cozy cots for the night.
Allan and Mark chowing an early morning snack prepping for the days hike (it looks hot already at 6:30am).
13 miles to next water drop. Hiking up Big Mt.
9 miles down 5 to go
Not much shade here
3:07pm hotter than...
thirsty as... well, you know.
After 14 mile of pure desert hell, a wonderful sign.
A trail angel water drop site.
Without these trail angels, the next water stop
would have been 24 miles.
Our hikers Christmas tree.
Another trail friend.
Week 2 and...
100 Miles behind them!
We are sooo Happy for You!!