Day 25, 26 – 5/7, 5/8
Miles – 10.7
Total Miles – 385.2 (PCT 363.4)
5/7 – Sometime during the night the clouds had pulled back and we had clear skies the rest of the night. In the morning we looked down into the valley below and saw a blanket of clouds as we stood above them. It was a beautiful sight. however it was terribly cold so we packed quickly and got hiking. All morning, we were being chased by the clouds. We somehow were able to stay just a few steps ahead of them as they crept over the ridges. We would often look back at them and they looked like creatures, stretching their evil tendrils over the peaks and up the valleys for us. The worst part of the weather was the painfully cold wind. By the time we got to our trail down to Wrightwood, the temperature was in the 30’s with a wind chill pushing the temperature down into the 20’s. We hiked down as fast as we could.
Since a storm is moving in, there is are lot of hikers in town. We got a room at an old motel. We will be staying here for two nights and the most important thing we are out of the miserable weather. The weather moved in quickly during the afternoon and it started to hail and snow.
5/8 – It snowed a little during the night, about an inch or so. After we talked to a few hiker’s, we found out that it snowed about 5″ up on the ridge. This morning we all went out and played in the snow. We built Hiker Joe the snowman and had a fun snowball fight. The storm should pass today, so we will be hiking out tomorrow morning.