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We are off!!

So Phillip and Dana were gracious enough to take us to the border on Friday afternoon and we started hiking! It has been amazing and fun and we have been meeting a lot of very nice people all over the place. On the second day we had this awful hike up a canyon that was just soooo hot and bleh and when we got to the top we met some people out day hiking who gave us ice water! It was amazing!! Anyways we cannot upload the audio or photos at the library here in Julian, so hopefully in Warner Springs we can get them up. The first days were really hot, but yesterday was freezing! We were very glad we had all of our gear with us as in the morning it was soooo cold and windy we had our hats and gloves and jackets and long underwear on. It was crazy how windy it was....literally blowing me over on the trail. I was glad I had my hiking poles as without them I am sure I would have fallen numerous times just due to the wind.

We have been hiking pretty far the last 2 days, 15-16 miles each day, so we thought we would just hang out here in Julian this afternoon and then hike a few miles this evening before calling it good. Only 33 miles to Warner Springs, with 23 miles being hot and dry so we will have to carry a lot of water out. Though we should be there Saturday evening, 1 day sooner than we had planned (which is always good- I cannot wait to sit in the hot springs!!). I suppose that is all for now. Check back later to see if/when we can upload the whole story :)

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kayakkaren said…
Jenni called me Monday evening from Mt Laguna with her stories of heat on the first leg. She also noted that they walked through some areas that were quite beatiful with colorful Spring flowers. She thought "Mom would like it here." Too funny, wherever Jenni sees flowers she thinks of me. On Thursday afternoon, Jenni called from outside of the library in Julian. You could hear the wind over the phone! So far their gear has performed as necessary - the sleeping bags were warm enough in the wind and below zero weather on the second leg. She did mention that when they reach their next resupply stop (I think it's the next one), there is a pancake challenge to see who can eat 2 pancakes a foot in diameter. If it was ice cream, I know Jen would win that challenge!! I am with Jenni and Raymond in spirit, and of course there is ALWAYS the chance that I will parachute in and meet them! Happy trails!
kayakkaren said…
HEY! JENNI & RAYMOND!! There is a forest file on the next leg and you can't get through as of last night - check it out & be safe! HUGS!
kayakkaren said…
Geez, I HATE forest files..... that would be, um, fire.

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