Its been a while since I’ve been able to write and a lot has happened. I can only cover the highlights now, with a lot of pictures. So here’s the recap: immediately after we left Wrightwood, we climbed up Mt. Baden-powell. There was a lot of fog in the valleys which was stunning. We climbed nearly 3000 feet in 4 miles. It was cold and windy at the summit and the clouds were moving in fast.
This super old tree was near the summit.
While we were coming down, it started to hail. Merkel, Jolly and I took cover under the awning of an outhouse. Horizon took a nap under a tree.
The next day we had to walk along the road because of the endangered species trail closure (there is an endangered frog in the area). Luckily the road sees very little traffic.
There were several foggy days and we even got a bit of rain.
There was also a lot of poodle dog bush, which can cause a rash worse than poison oak. In the pass there was a detour around the worst of it, but some volunteers cleared a lot of it out.
There are some stunning views along the trail.
And some crazy rock formations.
The Acton KOA is very close to the trail and we treated ourselves to some ice cream while we sorted out our resupply boxes. But it’s right next to a busy, loud road so we headed off into the woods to sleep.