-Woke up with a beautiful view (7:30). Hiked to the 3rd piped gate and stopped to siesta since it's scorching hot and since 1-Track and I hiked so late last night. The plan is to start hiking to Warner Springs and be there by morning. From there we will hitch to Lake Morena for Kick Off. I can't stay at Kick Off too long because I don't want to loose my focus. 1-Track is thinking about not going to Kick Off at all for the same reason. But I need to go to see friends and pick up gear.
-Spent all day at the 3rd pipe gate (mile 91) waiting for it to cool down. During my siesta, I used my dry erase board to make a sign saying 1-Track and I needed a ride to Kick Off. Since I had service at the 3rd pipe gate, I was able to take a picture of my note and post it on Instagram. It was a shot in the dark and I didn't think it would work, but my trail friend Puff from last year's hike saw my post and agreed to give us a ride to Kick Off! Yay! I'm so excited to see Puff! I love him! He is such a dear friend to me. I'm also excited to not have to hitch hike to Kick Off.
- I left the 3rd pipe gate at 6:45pm towards Warner Springs. It's such a beautiful night. I am a bit in front of 1-Track, and I start freaking myself out when I hike alone at night, so I stopped at Billy Goat's Cave (mile 96) to wait for 1-Track. I did my bird call to him and shined my headlamp in his direction, but I didn't hear his bird call or see his head lamp. He must be on the other side of a ridge or something. Anyway, it's kind of chilly so I may have to get in my sleeping bag. Lol.
-Slept next to a small stream just south of Eagle Rock and Warner Springs.