This past week I completed Section E of the Pacific Crest Trail, which goes for about 112 miles from Agua Dulce (north of Los Angeles) to an exit off Hwy 58 (north of Mojave). Man is it a tough section. Here's my fave picture. After hiking for approximately twelve miles with approximately 1-2 liters of water (long story -- not all my fault) through the harsh, barren, burned Tehachapi Mountains I I came, wonder of all wonders, across a water stop, complete with a box full of water bottles in a burned tree.
I was so relieved -- and so grateful to trail saints Larry and Daniel (who left an identifying sign).
Still, the effort appears to have gotten to me. I'm happy to have completed this section --but now I kind of wonder how I did it.