Kickoff!

We started off Wednesday afternoon for a fun first 10 miles on the trail! We hiked with Scott, who also got a ride from the trail angel Dennis to Campo, for the first few miles off the border and then leap frogged with him and a few others for the afternoon. We made camp as it started to mist and lightly rain! We realized we forgot a lighter and a wind screen, but we had some soggy matches that worked alright.

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The next morning we started off early and hiked the next 10 miles to Lake Morena where kick off is held. We did a nice spur trail up to the veiw point on top of Hauser Mountain- Hermes’ first side trail ever on a thru hike!

It was a gorgeous day with a nice breeze and some clouds- perfect for hot desert hiking!

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We have also been LOVING the Bearded Brothers bars.

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We’re hanging out at kick off until early tomorrow when we’ll head back out on the trail. We are having a great time so far- meeting other hikers, getting my feet cleaned, and we’re camped right next to someone Hermes hiked with on the AT!

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Day Three!

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I got my feet cleaned and cared for by Dr Sole- a trail angel who gives you a foot bath and cleans up dirty hiker feet. SO NICE!

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