Day 20: 329.61-347.21

Again we had a kinda cold day so we got a late start with getting up at 0600. While packing up clouds rolled in and it started to look like rain. Because of this and the temperature I started in my rain jacket and gloves at around 0710.

What are those white fluffy things on the sky, clouds in South California? 

What are those white fluffy things on the sky, clouds in South California? 

Our first goal for the day was a McDonald's 0.4 miles from the trail about 12 miles from where we started. I had breakfast consisting of 4 poptarts instead of the usual oatmeal as I wanted to make it to the McDonald's.

Only 0.4 miles to McDonald's, guess where we are going. 

Only 0.4 miles to McDonald's, guess where we are going. 

It was quite cold most of the day which made for decent hiking and I made it to the McDonald's around 11. I ate more McDonald's than I ever have in my life and actually felt full. I also plan to do the McDonald's challenge which is to eat nothing but McDonald's food till Wrightwood.

From McDonald's we took a Lyft to REI because some people needed to change out gear. I bought a new pair of gloves that I will test tomorrow, the current ones are a bit too cold. I also bought a dry bag for food as I am tired of my current Loksak Opsak which is getting harder and harder to close properly. I'm Wrightwood I will sort out my great and get rid of duplicates.

My disgusting McDonald's resupply

My disgusting McDonald's resupply

After taking a Lyft back to McDonald's I bought 3 cheeseburgers and 40 mcnuggets for the stretch to Wrightwood. This added to the already massive amount of food I have left and together with the 5 liters of water for the potentially 27 miles water carry, my bag was a bit heavy.

Our original plan was to reach a campsite at 353.9 miles but upon reaching campsites some 6 miles before everyone was ready to stop. I kinda wanted to continue but since my left legs have been acting up I decided it was best to stop for the day.

The earlier so does mean that we have a buffet day tomorrow with 22.1 miles to the hitch point to Wrightwood.

After all the McDonald's food I still felt very full so I did not have any dinner.

This camp ended up being both cold and wet which resulted in frost on my sleeping bag

This camp ended up being both cold and wet which resulted in frost on my sleeping bag

I look forward to get to Wrightwood add I have a new sleeping pad waiting there and some prescription glasses with transition lenses. I am especially interested in the glasses as I ordered them rather cheaply online.