Mexico Boarder to Mt. Laguna

Mexican Boarder to Mt. Laguna

April 18, 2014

Start: Halfmile 0000.0
End: Halfmile 0024.0
Distance: 24.0 Mi
Cumulative: 24.0 Mi

Cloud cover was most excellent pretty much all day. Perfect day to start! Cruised just over 24 mi and feelin’ good! It’s surreal, being out here. Every little detail is new and exciting. The colors are vibrant, the air refreshing, the emotions intoxicating. I can hardly believe I'm here, and the months of agonizing preparation that have led me here are finally behind me. I’ve only just begun an adventure that will span literally thousands of miles and an entire summer. Seems everything I see is the coolest thing so far, a sense that will certainly come less and less frequently the further along I get. I can’t imagine what this trail has in store. Spirits are soaring!

April 19, 2014

Start: Halfmile 0024.0
End: Halfmile 0047.5
Distance: 23.5 Mi
Cumulative: 47.5 Mi

Enjoying a nice soda and bag of chips here in Mt. Laguna, CA (mile 42-ish). The hike today was awesome. Had good cloud cover, some shade, the first natural water source I’ve seen so far (barring Lake Morena, of course), a three-foot rattler, and more varied ecosystems than I expected. Gotta love the high desert! (Reminds me a lot of the Sonoran.) It’s 3p, and I’m looking to squeeze out a few more miles. After two days, I’m feeling STRONG. Next resupply: 4 days.