PCT mile 558.51 to 572.92
We raided the free hotel breakfast and I especially focused on enjoying bottomless Orange Juice — something attractive about sweet fluids these days :).
Medic wanted to run some errands so I decided to hit the trail. I tried hitchhiking at the main intersection in downtown Tehachapi but was not having much luck, so I started writing a text to a person who offers rides to the trail heads for a fee. As I was typing, and therefore not thumbing, a car pulls over and the driver says “where can I take you?”. I love this town! His name is Martin and he’s a trail angel who drove me back to where I left — the cost? A photo of the two of us
The hike from here was through even more Wind Turbine farms
I dropped back down ooze of the mountains to Hwy 58 – this is the spot that Cheryl Strayed started her PCT hike, and sure enough, in the hiker register box is her signature
Trail Angels left oranges for us hikers and even though it was a bit sunburnt, I enjoyed it! The next part of the hike followed the highway and I saw an interesting dried mud flat
And a great view of where I came from.
I camped on top of the windy ridge in an area sheltered by some trees — they did a good job because it was windy tonight!
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