Day 22: Wrightwood
From mile 367.4 to mile 376.2, with a trip into Wrightwood for supplies.
I had a 2 mile morning hike to reach Rt 2. Took only 10 minutes to get a ride from a local who spends much of his day hauling hikers the six miles into town and back.
In town I first ate the largest chicken fried steak I have ever seen, along with gravy, 3 eggs, hash browns and toast.
Next to the market for supplies. Sat outside the market where they had tables and power outlets for hikers to charge up. Before I was really ready a guy leaving the store with groceries asked if anyone needed a ride to the trail so I left.
I have hiked only 7 more miles and am camped in a beautiful spot at about 8100 feet. In the morning I will have only 1.7 miles and 1200 feet to the summit of Mt Baden-Powell. Going to be very cold tonight.
Trivia for the day: Mt Baden-Powell is named for Robert Baden-Powell who founded the Boy Scouts.
It’s 48 degrees and rainy here tonight as I look at your tent and sunset. I hope you’re toasty warm, Jon! Have a good day tomorrow.