3/28/2014 – Total Miles 157.1
What a day… woke up to a lite rain this morning, expected much worse. Left at 7:30 for our 15 mile day. About 9 miles in I was completely out of water, and needing some badly. I knew a road was about 1/2 mi ahead and was praying for TM… a bottle of water was all I was hoping for. I came over the crest and could see a tent… Trust me, it is all you can do to contain your desires. When the street came into view, TM was everywhere. TA (Trail Angels) were making hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas, pudding, chocolate milk, chips, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and fruit… They would not accept 1 cent for any of it. They planned to be there for two days… True Trail Angels.
After that magic I started my climb up Jacobs ladder… B r u t a l. But I did manage to pass my first Hiker… And no he didn’t have a walker! I passed him on the ladder about 1/2 way up and the “Tank” crushed “Longbow”. He is 53.
I rolled in about 5:30 to the Cable Gap shelter. Exhausted… Fontana by noon tomorrow (sat)!!!
The pic is of the TA. Thank You!