Day 41: high heat and hungry
Start: 541.55 Tylerhorse canyon.
End: 558.51 Hitch to Tehachapi
I am starting to realize something. This trip is no picnic. Yeah, I know… Took me nearly 600 miles to realize it. In fact, this trip is work. A whole LOT of work. Maybe the hardest thing I’ve ever done. The only reason I am able to do it is because mostly I am only thinking one day at a time. Thinking about the whole rest of it scares the crap outta me.
I am in Tehachapi tonight, in a Best Western. Godly showers and laundry!
There is a fire up ahead. Shit. Apparently it is 120 trail miles and 50 crow miles away. Was told smoke is visible from here but neglected to look.
Today was like yesterday. Got up earlier, hiked till 11ish, hid from the sun till 3, hiked down and lookin here, Coppertone was at the road waiting with root beer floats!
While I was taking my sun break, I was laying down looking straight up. I noticed that spiders are constantly throwin their webs up in the air into the wind. They kept doing it for hours, so I imagine they are either using webs to hop from tree to tree, or fishing for bugs. I’m not sure which.
One wrinkle, I was out of fuel so couldn’t prepare most of my remaining food. So I went hungry until I ate pizza in town. Probably not smart on my second hottest hiking day yet — definitely had some energy issues as a result. Still have a lot of food left, not sure if I am going to augment it tomorrow or not. Not sure when/if I am going right back on trail, need to look at this fire thing more closely.
Havent used anything on the left..