Fitting with the boring environment, the day was uneventful! There isn’t much to report …
I cleaned clothes and ate. I organized a ride to and from Tehachapi. I ate some more. I rested. I ate. You get the gist 🤣
The most exciting event of the day was of course the vaccination in Tehachapi (see my “reward” in the lead picture!).
I got my first dose of the Moderna vaccine at the Albertson’s pharmacy. Glad to have that done!
It got up to 32C/90F today and will be a few degrees warmer yet tomorrow. The plan is to start early, taking the bus to the trail at 6am (which is a 30min walk away). I’d like to enjoy the morning at the motel but with these temperatures coming it’s better to get an early start and take a siesta somewhere during the day. Hopefully the wind won’t pick up … it was calm today.
Apparently the next section doesn’t have much cell reception so my posts might be delayed. There is only one access to town in the remaining 136 miles to Kennedy Meadows (at Walker Pass which is 86 miles in). I am hoping to arrive in KM on May 7 but that depends on how things go. Could be May 8.
As per the above, I wouldn’t want to trade places with anyone on a desk. There is so much to explore out there and it cannot be done via TV or online. You gotta feel it smell it sweat it. Even the tough desert days teach me something that nobody can take from me. The PCT might not be your dream but whatever your dream is, make it happen. Don’t put it off. Don’t worry what others think; it’s your life, it’s short and we don’t all have to follow the same path. Find yours ❤️
6 thoughts on “April 29”
Regarding the comment at the end of your most informative post (as usual) …not only are we singing from the same choir book Biggi…we are on the SAME page! As long as you view the glass half full there will ALWAYS another hike, another adventure, another life experience (meeting fellow enthusiasts who share the same philosophy) to “keep the juices flowing” as we navigate this wondrous Planet we call Earth. Hopefully we can meet again in person and regale each other with our respective adventures as we catch up on the torrent that has flown ‘neath the bridges…those boots WERE made for walkin’ girl!! Happy trails 👣!😀👍😉🦘🦘🦘
😁👍🏻 Thanks Glen … to the next adventure and exploring more amazing places! I am looking forward to hearing about your Oz trip (I’ll figure it out without Facebook) 🇦🇺
I’ll keep you in the loop somehow. I’ve gotten so used to coming back from our days outing, having dinner then reviewing and editing my photos then uploading to FB…seamless and quick and all 200 odd followers on my site can follow my travels vicariously through FB. The ONLY thing I post on there…I’ll figure something out Biggi..😀😀😁👍👍
No doubt you will!
Hi Biggi. I’ve read some of Edward Abbey’s books. They’re great reads, a bit counter culture, and very much about protecting the American west. Seems like it was easy to get a jab down there? Much easier than here, sheesh. Have a good walk today.
I will check out his writings! Thanks!!