Day 47: June 4th: We took a zero day and got a ride from Tehachapi to Walker Pass.
Start location: Best Western Plus, Tehachapi, CAME
End location: Walker Pass Campground, mile 652, lat/lon 34.99808, -118.43292
We did not hike today. Rather, Erica’s parents visited us in Tehachapi, and gave us a lift up to Walker Pass.
We opted to skip these (approx) 85 miles of trail due to the extreme dryness the area is facing in this year of drought. Midway through the skipped 85 miles is a potentially 40 mile dry stretch of trail. We didn’t want to deal with it.
Erica’s parents took us on errands most of the morning. Amazing how errands stack up while hiking. This blog is yet another entry on that list of things to do.
After errands, the drive up to Walker Pass was about 1.5 hours. We detoured at Indian Wells Brewing, a brewery that uses on-the-property spring water in its beers. We ate dinner there and shared a flight of beers.
Erica’s parents dropped us off at Walker Pass Campground around 6:30pm. We said our goodbyes and took a few photos before they drove off. Thanks, Margaret and Chuck!
We made camp by 7:30pm. There are other hikers here, but we don’t know any of them. The sky s very clear and still, with an as-yet-unrisen moon. Thus we’re off to enjoy the stars for a bit. Goodnight!