Mile 558 – 15 Pacific Crest Trail Miles, 1 wandering mileEnjoyed two nights in Tehachapi and much needed relaxation with friends from the trail. Dinner, drinks, jacuzzi, and a big fluffy bed were all glorious! We also had two additional angels who gave us a ride to and from the grocery store. More unexpected kindness from strangers.
We escaped the vortex at about 12pm getting a ride back to the PCT from local trail angel Rufus. We hiked the first 8 miles to the 2nd trail exit for Tehachapi.
At mile 568 I watched a snake capture it’s meal. The snake had itself around a mouse quickly, it was sad yet interesting to witness the flow of nature along the PCT.
There is a reason Tehachapi is surrounded by wind farms! We were blown around like lottery ball numbers being pulled as we climbed up the mountain. At about 7pm we found a small clearing among trees that offered us shelter and enough room for our tent.
I packed out pizza and wine for dinner which we thoroughly enjoyed before climbing into our tent for the evening. It’s always comforting to be back on the trail…
Hi Alan. This is Darren. I am the guy that picked you up and took you into Tehachapi last year.
Hello Darren! Thank you so much for pulling over and so freely giving us a ride! I hope you are doing well!