April 11, 2019
Arrived at Lake Morena!
Today ~ 20.4 Kilometres
Cumulative ~ 32.8 Kilometres
Weather ~ Sunny 20ºC
Burger & Fries 🥰
I had a fabulous sleep and survived my first night on my own. I woke up a couple times, but that is normal for me these days. I heard the coyotes howling and was sort of scared, but was too tired to care.
I was up, camp packed, breakfast ate by 7 am and hiking towards Lake Morena – 20 Km away.
I forgot to wear my sun gloves yesterday and my hands got a bit of a sunburn.
It was a long day, the last 5 miles (according to the sign) seemed like forever and most of the day was up and down, up and down. I met a number of guys along the trail today. It’s nice to take a break and have somebody to chat with and share stories.
I saw 2 snakes. The first I just saw the tail as it slithered into the bush. I almost stepped on the second and it took off. They’re fast. Neither was a rattlesnake, but a lot of hikers are seeing them.
The end of the trail was Lake Morena. Gorgeous spot! I had to go to the Ranger Station and get a camping permit for $5. I set up my tent and checked out the bathroom. Hot showers, toilets and sinks. Heaven at this point. I headed to the restaurant and had a burger and fries. Best ever! I also got a lot of quarters for the shower in the morning. My feet stink.