So my aunt picked us up at 7am and drove us to the trail head in Campo, CA. Thankfully it was overcast so it made for nice hiking weather.
We took some pictures, signed the register and took off.
Here are our first steps on the trail
One foot in front of the other and we started walking.
The southern California area does have some hot dry spots but also some beautiful spots
I will so say though the shortest distance between two points is a straight line…..this trail is sooo not straight or even close to it.
We crossed a railroad track then a mile later got close to it then another mile later could see it again. It was beautiful but sometimes frustrating.
The first few miles weren’t too bad then the trail started climbing….
We ran into a few other hikers on the trail and they all had tiny packs while mom and i were toiling away with crazy heavy packs.
We stopped frequently and by mile 8 we were dead on our feet. Mom was a trooper and pulled through but by 8.6 miles we were done.
We found a semi-clear area and set up our tent. It was freezing!
We went from a very difficult day to a horrible night. We were camped on a slant, the tent collapsed and so much condensation formed we woke up to soaked sleeping bags.
By the end of the day we both knew we were in big trouble.
5 thoughts on “Day 1”
Riugh first day wont keep yalls down. Look forward to the great things your eyes will see!!!
Aw!! You can bounce things up the trail at Mt Laguna– But that’s mile 40 😦 I bet the outfitter could help you lose weight (some free – like mailing anything extra home)- and some really expensive — like tarp tents, ULA packs and quilts.
Wishing you the best. I know how hard that first day was (it kicked my butt too!)
8.6, you guys are awesome! Love the pix and blog!
You’ll work out the kinks but I am so proud of you two! Love you!