Saturday, August 18, 2012
Aug 18th - First SoBo and last day in CA
My last day in California. The rest of the fire detour walk was nice. A narrow dirt road, corkscrewing along the river. The river cacading down the rocky stream as we weaved up the canyon. Smokey views of the mountains. Lots of swimming spots but the two waterfalls, Horsetail and Pony Trail, were small. At the fire checkpoint at the top of the pass I got ice cold gaterade and filled my water bottle with fantastic cold spring water from the Cook and Green Pass spring. Met Bloodbank and Knees and my first SoBo hiker today; Red Ceder. He claims to be in the lead and had lots of snow the first few hundred miles in Washington.