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Buck30 - Hot Springs Trail Journal - 2017

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Brian (Buck-30)
Begins: May 6, 2017
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Sep 7th, 2017
Start: Elko
End: Kernville
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 1,930.0

Journal Stats
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Hot Springs Trail Days 116-118

These were our flipping back days. After getting our early morning ride
from a nice old guy who was also pretty racist and angry in an old person
way we spent the day in Elko and stayed the night. The next day we got our
one-way rental car around noon and drove back through Nevada towards
California on all state highways which I found exhausting. I'd much rather
drive the interstate. Plus it was like 100 miles between gas stations which
means a low selection of giant big gulps! We crossed Death Valley National
Park in the dark and camped a mile down dirt Saline Valley road where I
cached water last year on the Lowest to Highest Route. The full moon was
beautiful and like a flashlight shining in our eyes. The next day we drove
the remaining few hours to Bakersfield, I got to eat at Baja Fresh, one if
my favorites, we returned the car and took a slightly nausiating 90 minute
local bus along the Kern River to Lake Isabella. In no mood to start
walking we got a motel room and ate and relaxed.

It's still so freaking hot here. Like 95 degrees. This entire hike has been
really hot. It was 100 when we were here in late May. Nevada was of course
hot and Idaho was way hotter than expected. I'm finally tired of the heat
and even though we are walking into the Sierra, we still have a couple days
along the Kern River at low elevations until we start to climb up and
surely in will be hot. Tomorrow we walk, begrudgingly I think.

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