mile 390 to 412
Began the morning with a roadwalk for the old endangered species detour. We hiked 4.9 miles to bypass 4 miles of trail to avoid the habitat of an endangered frog. At 5:30 AM we only saw a few motorcycles and there was a wide shoulder so it wasn't bad. The rest of the detour took us through a campground full of sleeping campers, and then up along a pretty wooded creek.
|Coach hiking along the shaded creek.|
|Whitewater and Coach.|
The dreaded poodle dog bush was thick the last two miles before camp. It took all my concentration to dodge and duck around it. Hard hiking but at least it isn't boring! Sure hope I managed to avoid it.
We are on Pacifico Mountain (6677') and the guys (Coach and Whitewater) are camped on an exposed flat with a view. Camping in the wind is cold and can keep me awake. It took me a long time to find anything out of the wind and I had to camp pretty far from everyone else. I managed to hang across a ravine so I hopefully won't freeze tonight.