Somewhere? to Scissors Crossing (26mi)
Mile 51 to 77
Woke up at 3am to hike but fell back asleep. Started hiking at 7am. I felt so amazing today! Learned that it helps a lot if you don’t complain. Kept positive and was able to move much faster! Was stuck in a very intense windstorm all day, I blew off the trail countless times. Even after 26 miles, today was amazing and so much fun.
I did have one freak out though. I thought I was going to run out of water, but found water with only half a liter left in my bladder! Near the water there was restrooms at a nearby trailhead. It was so windy that I decided to have lunch in there… Which was amazing. I made two bags of refried beans and added Cholula and vegan nacho cheez and it was actual heaven.
When I got cell reception and the wind died down, I called Lindsey and talked to her for a whole hour while hiking! I know I won’t have service much later on, so it was so lovely to get a chance to talk. She motivates me to push on each day! So happy to have her support. Hopefully I’ll see her once I get to Oregon!
Made it all the way to scissors crossing by sunset. Didn’t have any luck with our thumbs out to get a hitch to Julian, and the storm clouds were rolling in quick, but I got so lucky just in time! My aunt knows someone who lives up in Julian, and he gave us a hitch and bought us a hotel room! So thankful. It’s freezing and rainy outside. After this long ass day, I need this. Planning on taking it easy tomorrow and spending some time in town! Then later we will get back on the trail until dark.