Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Idlin' in Idyllwild

 *Post Retroactive*  Day off in Idyllwild:  A great mountain town, with great mountain people like our friend Ken "Backwoods" Campbell....thanks to good people in good places our trip has been none to short of amazing.

The Keith and Leslie Adventure has started off on the right note.  Thanks to friends in good places, things have been amazing for our first week on the trail.

Phil and Callie in San Diego took care of us and we got to meet The Desert Tortoise!




Phil and Callie sent us down the trail excited and we were off.


Day 1:  all Smiles at Lake Morena


The desert in bloom.


It was cold in Lake Morena.  I got these "Party Pants" out of the "free to Hikers" box. The kept me warm in the early morning as we started hiking before 6AM.


Amazingly, there was an Ultra marathon going on in the region.  I met Scotty Mills the San Diego 100 Miler on trail!  We share a few mutual friends in the Ultra world.


Dave Super took care of us in Mount Laguna - a bed, a shower and fine company are ALWAYS appreciated!  Thanks Super Dave!


We made it to Scissors Crossing where my friend Special D took the time to help us out.  It was amazing.  He engineered a great place to stay and even took our packs for the day and met us down the trail as we hiked.  Awesome.  He even took us off the trail and played tour guide!  Amazing.  Thanks Special D.


We've picked up a few awesome friends.  Jason and Scott have been frickin' awesome good company.  We have 2 new best friends, in true Keith and Leslie style.





The desert has amazed us - every day has brought us out-of-this-world beautiful scenery and as a bonus:  the desert in bloom.  There is so much life in these hills!

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