Day 7 – Thursday, April 17
After doing sixteen miles today before noon (I started walking at 4:45 a.m. this morning), I made it into Warner Springs in time to get a burger (food first) and to use a computer to do a quick blog update, so we here we go!
After a wonderful breakfast with Mrs. Whitewater, I left Atlanta on Thursday the 10th and made it into San Diego shortly after 4:00 p.m. I was immediately greeted and picked up at the airport by Trail Angels Scout and Frodo (Barney and Sandy Mann).
Scout and Frodo are quite well-known for their hospitality to PCT thru hikers. They hosted over 250 hikers in 2013 alone. They help each hiker with a place to stay, meals and transportation to Campo and the trail head. Both Scout and Frodo thru-hiked the PCT in 2007 and they’ve been giving back to the trail ever since refusing any gifts or gratuities for their services.
Early on Friday morning April 11th, the crew from Scout and Frodo’s home took me and a number of other hikers down to the border at Campo in three different vehicles to begin the journey north.
Many thanks again to Scout and Frodo for everything you guys do for the hiking community. It’s greatly appreciated! What a fantastic way to start this journey!
A few photos below from Campo to Mt. Laguna (mile 42)
Mt. Laguna to Julian (mile 77)
Julian to Warner Springs (mile 109)
I thought I knew what HOT was all about being from the South…but wow this desert sun is ROUGH!!
My home for the evening in Warner Springs.