Thursday, September 29, 2016
Thursday, September 29
Camping inside a cloud tonight. Sounds cool. Instead it is both cold and damp. There is a bit of a breeze, and hopefully it keeps going to keep the condensation to a reasonable level.
Got an early start to the day, woke up at 5:30am and was hiking by 7am. Hiked a bit over 25 miles today.
The morning was sunny with a few clouds, but after lunch more clouds moved in and it cooled off and the wind picked up. There were lots of ups and downs today and the temperatures were such that I wanted to put on my jacket for the descents, but on the uphills i was sweating even without a jacket.
Ran into Napoleon, who hiked northbound, got to the end and is now hiking south, enjoying meeting all the northbound people. Also saw Serenity who I met months ago between Cajon Pass and Wrightwood. She flipped from Ashland to the north end of the trail and is now hiking south.