Casa de Luna (mile 478.2) to Sawmill Campground (mile 498.3)
Approx. 15 miles
We got free coffee and pancakes at the Andersons for breakfast.
Then we headed out to hitch a part of the following Fire closure to Lake Hughes. I had the idea of painting a cardboard sign and it worked! We got a hitch after two minutes on the road.
From Lake Hughes it was about five miles roadwalk. Again it was hard on my knees and I was happy once we reached a sidetrail back to the PCT.
We met Banjoe again and sat together for a long time until we went on. We climbed another ridge and then followed it along until we reached Sawmill Campground which is a bit off trail. But it is a nice place.
For dinner I tried to rehydrate a Pasta Menu I found in the Hiker box. It wasn’t tasty and I couldn’t finish it. I had some more M&Ms instead. Tomorrow I’ll have Ramen noodles. A stable.
We are quite high and it seems to get cold tonight. I am wearing my full set of sleep clothes.
One month ago I started this hike at the border to Mexiko.
So many things have happened in the past month. I have met so many people. All good people.
I have learned some lessons, found out a lot about my own body, about limits and strenghts, about endurance. Mental endurance and the will to keep going if things turn bad.
We all have to learn our lessons out here and a lot of hikers already left the trail.
I am still here and I will go to Canada. Stay tuned.