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Day 1 – At last!

4.6 miles today, at milepost 4.6

Cowboy camping tonight under the stars. I didn’t start hiking until 5:10 pm. Entire day was spent traveling and waiting on buses. El Cajon transit center  is a tiny bit sketchy and I hung out there for  3 hours waiting on the bus for Campo. I was a little carsick on the mountain roads, but once I started hiking I felt great!

Weather was pleasant but I started sweating with the pace I set. Also, pack weight seemed manageable even though i was loaded down with over 2 liters of water and 6 days of food. 

Here 1 am at mile one. My first mile! Yippee! Only 2649 more miles. Also saving money since I am matching all donations to JDRF for every mile under 2600 that I don’t complete.




Here are railroad tracks with neat rock formations.