Thursday, June 24, 2010
On to Wrightwood!
There were some confusing road intersections along the way that we muddled through, and for several miles quite a bit of snow covered the trail. It wasn't bad, but it was slow-going and annoying, and I stuck close to Charmin in case one of us hurt ourselves going through the snow.
Ironically, there was very little snow while passing through the ski resort and ski lifts. Those were a little lower down the mountain, and we stopped for lunch at a snack shop that had closed for the season. It was nice to be on a wooden deck. I could take off my shoes and walk around without having to put on camp shoes.
Mom and I checked into a room at the Pines Motel, then headed to the hardware store where we learned there was lots of good information about the next reroute on the trail due to the Station Fire. There was also a list of trail angels who would host thru-hikers for minimal cost, and I let Charmin borrow my cell phone to call a few of them, but they were either out of town or not answering the phone. Mom suggested that she could just sleep on the floor of our room at the hotel, so that's what we ended up doing.
Posted by Ryan at 8:00 PM