It was an early departure for one of the more interesting sections of trail.
Sunrise from Hiker Town.
At 5:30am I started a 17 mile stretch along the LA viaduct.
These are the foothills we climbed down from yesterday.
There were a lot of Joshua Trees along the route today. Kind of like a Dr. Seuss book.
Here are several hikers camped out on top of the Viaduct (water is under the concrete cap).
We were very fortunate to have one of the coolest days in a while…highs in the upper 60’s. This can be a Brutal section in the typical 90 degree heat. Some folks who live in this desolate area were nice enough to leave out some trail Magic!
As the viaduct section ended the wind farm section began.
Bronco and Loco enjoying lunch at the sunshade/ wind block.
Hiking through the wind farm.
After 17 mikes of flat viaduct / wind farm walking we started to gain some big elevation.
At the end of a long day and the top of the climb was more trail magic.
There was water, apples, cookies and they even had chairs set out to enjoy the sunset.