Campo to Lake Morena
|L to R: Robert, Kathy, Josh, Mandie, Eli, Carlos|
|Josh high-fives Buddy|
Along the trail we also met a bunch of other thru-hikers. One of them, Tina, recognized Mandie & I from our blogs and said as we walked by her, 'Hey, you're Mandie and Josh!' That totally made my day... To be recognized on the trail, too cool! We also met a couple from Germany, Ingred and Chris, Josh from Oregon and Monica, who had the same gaiters as Mandie.
The first twenty miles are tough especially right off the gate. To make it even worse there is a mountain that needs to be ascended at mile 15. We had done this leg before so we knew what to expect, but that didn't make it any easier.
We got to Lake Morena, which we renamed to Morena Meadow since the lake has been drained, around 5 pm. We headed right to the food place, the name escapes me at the moment. We ordered two bacon cheese burgers and lots of drinks. The burger was amazing!!! After we were fed we headed to the camp ground, set up the tent and called it a night.
It was a tough first day but a very exciting first day.