Miles: 478.6 to 517.6 (bypass detour)
Woke in the woods at the Andersons, set up my tent after trying to cowboy with spikey leaves falling on my face.
Got coffee and pancakes in the kitchen and sat down to determine how I would get past the Powerhouse fire closure. The closure is in place becase the trail was entirely destroyed in those sections and the trail is actually very dangerous. The unofficial detour is a twenty, or so, mile dangerous roadwalk which I do not feel the need to do. It is not the PCT, it is not official, it is not something I need to do.
So, I caught a ride here to hiker town which is this interesting little place in the middle of the Mojave desrt. Here we are waiting on some who feel the need to roadwalk and those who feel the need to do a partial roadwalk. Luckily for us the weather is going to cool down over the next week so our last stretch in the desert will be alright. We might get some heat the last couple days before Kennedy Meadows.
Got a ride to a little store and got a burger and a coke, snagged some strawberry milk which sounded awesome and strangely was.
Now sitting in the garage here with everyone waiting on the heat. There are puppies also in the next building over.
The rough plan is to possibly night hike out to get past the 20 mile aqueduct walk which will be in full sun otherwise.
It depends on if the rest of our crew catches up.