Mt Laguna to Mt Laguna Campground, CA
What a great morning waking up in a hotel room at 9am. We took our time and even took another shower just because we could.
There was a hiking supply store that we went down to check out. They had a scale where we can weigh our packs. With 6 days of food and 2 liters of water, mine weighed 28 pounds and Tim's weighed 32 pounds. Not bad...I was pretty happy. Six months of research and many thousand dollars spent on gear paid off. There where plenty of people there buying new gear and new shoes because they didn't research properly. We came across a girl the had a 65 pound pack! What?!? She bought some new gear and lost 20 pounds. She could have lost more, but she was young and didn't have the funds.
Today as planned we only went around 5 miles. It was fairly easy terrain but very different from what we have been walking through the past 40 miles. We spent many miles walking through a burned out area. I don't know how long ago the fire was, but there were nice signs of rebirth including many colorful flowers (pictures are for you Gary).
We came across this burnt trunk that looked like a bear from one angle. From another angle it was like a modern art sculpture.
I don't know why people say the beginning of the trail is boring. We are thoroughly enjoying the scenery.
After the short 5 miles we felt that we could do more, but decided to stick to the plan so we made our way to Mt Laguna Campground to spend the night. Our tent site is pretty nice and it is only steps to a flush toilet which makes it even nicer.
The plan for tomorrow is 12 miles, so again we should get an earlier start so we can take our time and enjoy the walk.