Hi, my name is..

Day 21,  21 miles

                 … Moonshadow

My trail friends, Lucky and Skippy gave me my name.  They were cowboy camping at the fountain at the bottom of San Jacinto and could see me hiking down in the moonlight.

The big news for me is I gave my hiker friends, Scott and Sarah, their trail names.  They are now Happy and The Boss.

Today we woke early.  Our tents were soaked with dew.  Happy and The Boss were 1st to leave as usual. Then Miguel and Woodchuck,  and I was last out at 7 am.   It was a long upward climb.  Starting in the valley at around 3000 feet we hiked uphill all day to reach over 8500 feet.  It was like the hill would never end.

There were pretty purple blossoms and cacti which changed to the big pine forests as the day got on.  I love all the different smells, blossoms, sage, pine.  I saw chipmunks, chickadees,  a hawk, and these tiny fluffy grey birds that scurried up and down the trees like mice.

I lost Happy and The Boss again.  Are they ahead of me or behind me?  How does this keep happening?  Tonight I’m camping with a gal named Aqua Marine.  Each day I never know  where I’ll end up and who I’ll meet.

My tent, Happy and The Boss, and Woodchuk

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Aqua Marine


19 thoughts on “Hi, my name is..

  1. Did you go back and hike from Cajon? Sounds like it. One of your posts had you in Wrightwoid, so I thought you might be skipping those miles. Many do apparently as the trail didn’t show a lot of use when we came through a month ago. Way to go. How are those shoes?

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  2. Hi Moonshadow! Like the name! Your shoes must be good with you hiking all the way up that hill! Love the pictures – amazing!

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  3. Hi, Moonshadow,your climding high again,what a stunning breathtaking views. Hope the men’s shoes are comfortable? The weather’s looking great. ” what an adventure! ”

    Angus xx

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  4. Hi Sally, I can’t believe how excited I get when I read your blog. I know I will never get to do what your have, are and will have done but am so glad to be a part of it by reading it day by day. YOU ROCK GIRL. Can’t wait to get together when you are home;

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  5. Loving your adventure my friend… Moonshadow

    “Did it take long to find me?”
    I asked the faithful light
    “Oh, did it take long to find me
    And are you gonna stay the night?”

    I’m bein’ followed by a moon shadow
    Moon shadow, moon shadow
    Leapin’ und hoppin’ on a moon shadow
    Moon shadow, moon shadow

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  6. sally, you are one tough gal. Admired. Thanks so much for your great photos taking me back many years. Had a few days of that icy precipitate driving into your face or bare legs!! Never for too long.
    Great to meet you. Another walk, another time? Would like to photgraphically tag along again. Victoriaraglady.

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