Mile 83.3 to 100.1
|Our messy "headboard" in our tent|
6:30 am rolls around and we get up and do the usual chores. Breakfast this morning for me was a packet of Top Ramen while Mandie had a Poptart. Not much food for the 8 miles we had to do to get to the next water source.
|Canyon from Disneyland's Soarin' over California|
Close to the half way point of our hike we came to a canyon that is part of Disneyland California's Soarin' ride video. If you have been on that ride you might remember video of some cowboys/cowgirls riding up a sandy wash. This was that canyon. Pretty cool, huh?
We had a couple miles to go until we reached the point on our map where the water cache should be and my feet were really starting to hurt, the heels especially. I am not sure what is going on with my heels but they have been killing me. There isn't much I can do so I push on.
When we finally get to where our map said the water should be there is a sign that says it is 1/4 of a mile further down the road. 'Ugh!' We say to each other, just what we need, more walking. We finally reach the cache and see two plastic chairs sitting there surrounded by cases of Crystal Geyser water. I only mention the name because it is brand new water. Not used jugs that have been refilled many times over with well water. We have been drinking some nasty water lately so we are happy to see this.
We refill our water supply and walk the 1/4 mile back to where we left the PCT. There we find some shade, roll out our mats, have a small bite to eat, and rest our feet for a while before heading off again.
I should mention that we are low on food and aren't able to eat full-on meals. I do have a good supply of fat stored up but even that isn't keeping up with the demand hiking day after day is putting on it. We have a short hike tomorrow before we get into Warner Springs to get our resupply box that we mailed ahead of time. The bummer thing about that is that tomorrow is Sunday and the USPS will be closed, so we will have to figure something else out.
At the top of this mountain I saw my first snake, for this trip. I believe it was a Corn snake. It was very thin, long, and had yellow and black stripes. It moved way to quickly to get a picture of. Not too much longer after the snake sighting I saw a huge Horned Lizard. I love these things and wanted to catch it but it wanted nothing to do with me. I had never see one that big before either. It was massive.
Mandie and I pushed on and on until we hit our first milestone, mile 100. Yes, we have walked 100 miles since we began this journey on April 5th. I am very proud of us for reaching this point but both of our bodies feel every step of those 100 miles.
Hooray for us!!!