Ridgecrest

Day 48, 49 – 5/30, 5/31
Ridgecrest
Miles – 0
Total Miles – 727.5 (PCT 702.2)

A truck load of thru-hikes heading to Grumpy Bears for Breakfast

A truck load of thru-hikes heading to Grumpy Bears for breakfast

Today we are going to Ridgecrest for a few days. Little Crow and Will were up early this morning. They were packing their gear by 6:00 am in anticipation for grandpa Bob picking us up. We waited out in front of the store for his arrival. Will and Little Crow played freeze be with Wall Street, Papa Raven, Foxtrot, and Pop Tops. There were roughly 25 hikers also waiting out front for a ride to Grumpy Bear Cafe, three miles down the road. The owner and cook of the cafe, picks up a truck load of hikers for breakfast at his cafe. He has a small size pickup truck. When he arrived at the store, his truck quickly filled up. We counted nineteen hikers in his truck. Off they went for breakfast. Grandpa Bob and his new dog, Pepper, picked us up at the store a little after 8:00. We all piled into his car and headed down the mountain. An hour and a half later, we were settled in a hotel room. We did our laundry and we all took out first shower in 8 days. We went to a pizza place that makes their own ice cream. Dad and Melody brought a cake and some presents for Little Crow’s birthday, which is in 6 days. Little Crow got new gaiters, shoes, and hiking poles. The store had the best ice cream. Dad and Melody told Little Crow and Will we will come back tomorrow for banana splits. We will be heading back to the trail first thing Monday morning.DSC03465-5-30-15

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Pop Tops

Pop Tops

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Heisenberg

Heisenberg

Giggles

Giggles

Giggles, Sunny Side Up, and Overeasy

Giggles, Sunny Side Up, and Overeasy

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7 thoughts on “Ridgecrest

  1. Wow!!! What an adventure. I’m sure the ice cream was quite a treat and maybe the Corona?
    Enjoy your weekend and we look forward to more of experiencing your adventure with you.
    Our prayers for safety and success are with you.
    The Nixon’s
    PS: Ann needs to get in a photo once in a while 🙂

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  2. Congratulations on making it through the desert! What an accomplishment! We have loved following your adventures thus far! We have two 9 year olds and are planning on starting to section hike the Oregon portion of the PCT this Summer. We would love to provide some trail magic for you when you get to Oregon :). We live in Sweet Home, with some awesome lakes for swimming in. Our closest PCT access point is by Hwy 20, across from the Hoodoo ski area. Your journey as a family is truly inspiring!

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  3. Hello! Hello! Ann please call me when convenient. Denise is getting ready to mail more boxes (Tuesday next week) and I was wondering if the extras we added to the last boxes sent had enough jerky, twists and lollipops?
    Joon I am just loving those trail tatoos you are wearing…so Little Crow! How is that trail name coming for Will?
    I’m thinking about you and praying for every step to be a safe one. Talked to Donna today and they are anxious for your arrival!
    Cheryl

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  4. Joon! Happy Birthday. Even though you are Little Crow to those on the trail, you are still our Joon. Lots of Love. ET and ET

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