369.5 total miles
Hwy 2 does NOT get a lot of traffic. Not sure how long we tried to hitch but it seemed like a long time. Finally a local trail angel showed up. He was dropping off another hiker and gave us a ride into Wightwood. We picked up our boxes at the hardware store and then checked into the super hiker friendly Pines Motel. Food, beer, shower, clean clothes….. life is good.