I’m now in Wrightwood at 368 miles. After rain and snow in bigbear including freezing at night the temperature is back to normal right now. And that is about 107 degrees.
The ascent to Wrightwood was horrible, about 2000 meters climbing and 23 miles on that day. I tend to increase my mileage to above 20 miles per day. This has a big affect on my body. The knees, ankles, muscles, the back, everything hurts awefully. Thanks to the new socks from bigbear (adidas running socks) I got my first to blisters. I just hope that I can find good socks in Agua Dulce, where I also take a ZeroDay.
To make the miles I also walk in the heat of the day. My body can handle that quite well, and I’m happy with that. But the locals say it’s getting cooler soon.
In Wrightwood I met a lot of other hikers again, awesome! We were eating out yesterday and drank some beer and licor in the Racoon Saloon, with roughly 20 hikers…
I’m so happy to be clean again and I’m looking forward to the hiker heaven, casa de lune and especially to mile 770.