Mount San Jacinto

I slept in until 0730. It was a nice bed in a nice room, I didn’t want to get up. But I did, and my German neighbor and I got a ride at 9 to the trailhead. On the way we picked up Andy & Alison, so I started Devil’s Slide Trail with three friends and three others.

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Naturally, I went really slow and everyone was ahead of me, but as the day wore on, because I don’t take much breaks, I ended up passing almost everyone.

That’s when I realized I still had the room key in my pocket. A key with a big brass fob. I was thinking of not carrying that to Canada, and where I could maybe mail it back. But then I saw a guy, looked like a day-hiker, and yes, he lived in Idlywild and would take the key back to the Silver Pines. The Trail provides.

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Seems like it was uphill all day. You would think that you were up, even go down a few hundred feet, and then go up for another hour.

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I found a campsite on Fuller Ridge about 1730. It was cool, I could see off to the west over a sea of clouds below, and off to the desert to the east. I could see the hikers on the trail, but they wouldn’t see me unless I said, “Hi”.

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A nice quiet camp in the mountains. MP 188.44 for those of you keeping track.

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