My large canine companion, Buddy, is owned by Frank, who very kindly gave me, and to other hikers, a lift from the PCT trailhead into the town of Wrightwood, which sits at the eastern end of the San Andreas fault. From there, I submitted Mount Baden Powell, my highest mountain so far, at 9,406 feet. The climb was steep, arduous and potentially perilous near the top, where I had to struggle through extensive snow fields. It was just like proper mountaineering, which I was not expecting! At the top we had lunch, watching a glider make repeated passes over the mountain top.
Next week will see and increase in temperature, as I return to the desert floor for the dreaded crossing of the Mojave desert.
Brimmell Clips for your viewing pleasure.