Getting ready to fill my face with a breakfast burrito - Think cheese and bacon omlet, on top of a plate of hash browns, toasted in a tortilla. There is enough for two but I ate the lot.
After the heatwave and 30 degree temperatures of Week One, Week Two started with an enforced day off, to avoid storm force winds racing across the path of the trail. When I returned to the trail I was greeted with cloud, and 4 degrees, with wind-chill feeling like -4!
It's more like seasonal average now - sunny, 16 - 20 degrees by day, getting close to freezing overnight.
The hiking continues to be up and down, around 3 or 4 thousand feet, although yesterday the trail was gently ascending, and I spent the night at 5,000 feet. During the next week I will continue to climb the San Jacinto mountain range, and will be hiking through snow for the first time as I summit Mt San Jacinto, at 10,800 feet.
One highlight of the week was sampling the delights of an American breakfast menu. Well, if there's a cafe only one mile off the trail, you really do need to make that detour!
Trail Angel Mary. She has set up a little hiker oasis, with drinking water, a shaded seating area, and her own library! An amazing lady.
This is a Map of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Julian Post Office. It shows how far I have not yet gone!
Cold Start, Eagle Rock, what follows are several pics from the trial including a very cool Horned Toad!