Date: 15 Apr 2018 06:05PM PDT
Location: Camping near mile 164.8
Today's Miles: 13
Total Miles: 164.8
Woke up early to grab a hitch back to the trail, but our arranged ride was way late. Ended up staying for breakfast at the cafe instead since it was so cold the night before and a cup of coffee sounded pretty good.
Managed a ride back to the trail from a woman who is slack packing her husband'a hike. Very nice of her to drive a few of us back, makes it easier mentally and physically.
Long day of elevation gains. Wasn't too hot temperature-wise, but still a tough day. Hiking with a friend from the AT for a day or two who is still getting her trail legs, but even I was beat so quite a few of us stopped early.
Small pack of us at a campsite overlooking the valley and Lake Hemet. Beautiful spot, played an Israeli dice game, sat around chatting wating and watching the sun set.