Day 31 5/13/15
Just outside of Agua Dulce
Miles – 20.8
Total Miles – 483.5 (PCT 456.8)
It was for once a warm night and everyone sleep well. We woke with damp tents. We broke camp quickly, got water, and head down toward Soledad Canyon. This morning we have more than 8 miles of mostly down. We made it to the bottom quickly and then started up the valleys toward Agua Dulce. We really wanted to get there because there is a store and pizza place.
In the mid afternoon we got to Vasquez Rocks. They are a neat formation of conglomerate rocks that have been lifted and tilted. We took are time walking through them. When we got to the picnic area we stopped to wash our hair. It had been 5 days since we had access to a shower so we had to get our hair clean somehow, so under the faucet everyone’s head went. As we were waiting for our hair to dry, Mama Raven found that she had two new blisters. By far Mama Raven has had the most blisters of all of us. We are hoping the new shoes, she will be getting, will help. We will have to wait and see.
We walked into Agua Dulce in the later afternoon and went to the pizza place first. After consuming at half Hawaiian, half BBQ pizza we stopped by the store to pick up some goodies and something for breakfast. By this time it was getting late and we still needed to hike out of town. We hit the trail, the main road through Agua Dulce, just as the sun was setting. We hiked the 2+ miles out of town and went just far enough that no one would see us and set camp. At the speed we are hiking we should get to Lake Hughes on Friday, one day early.