Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Up from Cajon Pass
Gained about 3900 feet of elevation and lost about 1300, so I ended up bout 2600 feet higher than I started at.
The numbers don't look all that impressive, but the hiking was, especially on feet and legs that have gotten used to the pampered existence at home.
Had good views of some impressive rock formations, and also the nasty smog layer splicing into the mountains from the valley below. Hard to believe that I normally live under that muck.
12 miles today, 12 or 13 tomorrow before the first water. That meant that I started off with a lot of water. Water is pretty damn heavy, and I wasn't enjoying the weight. At least the pack gets lighter as I drink.
Headed even higher tomorrow, might be back to chilly nights for a while here in the mountains.