Sunday, April 20, 2014
The first day out on the trail started great then was brutal. The heat of the day finally caught up to me and the pre hike jitters faded away. I also saw more lizards then I have in my entire life. I made it to lake Morena around 630 and was greeted with a bowl of pasta and a cold beer from Sherpa. He works with the pcta and was there for the night. He's the first trail angel (people who do random acts of kindness for thru-hikers) I've ran into. I have some gnarly blisters on the back of both my heels so I'm taking it easy today. Only putting in 12 miles. I'll do the other 11 tomorrow to reach Mt. Laguna.