This past week I completed Section E of the Pacific Crest Trail, which goes for about 112 miles from Agua Dulce (north of Los Angeles) to an exit off Hwy 58 (north of Mojave). Man is it a tough section. Here's my fave picture. After hiking for approximately twelve miles with approximately 1-2 liters of water (long story — not all my fault) through the harsh, barren, burned Tehachapi Mountains I I came, wonder of all wonders, across a water stop, complete with a box full of water bottles in a burned tree.
I was so relieved — and so grateful to trail saints Larry and Daniel (who left an identifying sign).
Still, the effort appears to have gotten to me. I'm happy to have completed this section –but now I kind of wonder how I did it.