A busy day on the trail…being that it’s Saturday and less than an hour from LA there were a lot of day trippers, weekenders and scout groups.
I’ve made a pretty good dent so far but 2277 miles to go is definitely an overwhelming number!
Luckily, someone recently mowed the trail 😉
On top of Mount Baden-Powell (~9500′)
Although difficult to see in this pic, the snow covered High Sierras are on the horizon. Facing the other direction I could easily see downtown LA and just about make out the ocean.
This is Jorge and his wife Marie who I chatted with while having lunch at a trailhead picnic table. Jorge did similar mileage to me today (25 miles) but he ran it in ~4 hours. Jorge was Ultra Runner of the Year in 2010.
A Buddy-Look-a-Like. His name is Spotty 🙂
These guys from LA offered me a nice cold 7-Up and a comfy chair while walking a short stretch along the road.
Home for the night was the Buckhorn Ski Club Lodge (more like a clubhouse). They literally flagged me down to make sure I knew I could stay there for the night.
The lift shack (a single rope toe).
Hanging out by the fire with our hosts Dan and Cooper the big puppy.