Well if the first day is a microcosm of the whole, I will walk stronger and further than I think I can, I will play well with others, there will be no fear but also no sleep, and there will be a happy man with guitar encounters at least twice daily. After an exquisite send-off from Scout and Frodo’s (THANK YOU) full of French toast and trail gossip, me and a small crew set off … I was good at pretending not to know that 15 out of the 20 miles ahead were all going to be UP, but then again, one of the benefits of having had a stroke is that I actually DON’T remember much, but instead have the blessing of the surreal perspective of a newborn. I didn’t even look twice when I passed the girl who had covered her face with avocado.. She even felt like she had to point it out to me (like why aren’t you staring?). It’s fun to be around the newbies… Who still think trail names are weird (well they are) and who have idea the life changes that lie in front of them. In truth I don’t either ..
Miles hiked: 20.4 Campo to Lake Morena
Gear casualty: My SPOT is MIA (hopefully at Frodo’s )
Hours of sleep at Lake Morena: 2, but worth it for gathering of ridiculous happiness with other hikers
Blisters: None andthere ain’t gonna be any
Scavenger hunt items found: none