Day 47 – Trail Pass to Lone Pine

Day 47
9.4 miles to Trail Pass
745.4 total miles

26 degrees when we woke up. Poco Loco has a small thermometer on her pack. It was clear and calm. Where is the storm?



Horseshoe Meadows

The miles went quickly and we exited the PCT at Trail Pass. When we got to the road there were NO cars. 22 miles to Lone Pine via a road walk is a long way. About 20 minutes after we started walking on the pavement a motor home appeared. The cutest Chinese couple stopped and agreed to take us to town. They had driven up to Horseshoe Meadows planning on day hiking. No other cars were there, they got nervous and started driving back down. Lucky us. The road dead ends at Horseshoe Meadows and is very steep and twisty.


Inside the motor home


Deluxe ride

First stop was The Alabama Hills Cafe for lunch.



Bacon, cheese, spinach, tomato.... delicious

We checked into the Dow Villa Motel. Lots of hikers are in town all avoiding the storm. The talk is all about how severe it will be, when it will hit, when it will end, what additional gear we need.

Hikers in town: Dustin (Milestone), Bigfoot, Charley Day Hiker, Timber, Patches, Ghost Angel, Jen, Gearslut, Nick, Milkjug, Turkey Feather. And when we got here Atlas was still here. We got to say goodbye again.

4 thoughts on “Day 47 – Trail Pass to Lone Pine

  1. Nancy Williams

    Nancy the Hiker, I am Nancy the Trail Angel! I hope to meet you at Bucks Lake, around mile 1265. Look for our sign on the trail after you climb out of the middle fork of the Feather River.
    Save some room for lots of food!

    1. nancyhikes Post author

      Nancy, Thanks. I didn’t stop at your place in 2009 because I was in a hurry to get to the PO in Beldon. I’ve regretted it ever since. I won’t make the same mistake twice.

  2. Serpent Slayer

    So what’s your plan for the big storm? Get in the middle of it? Or wait it out? Or what? Also, William and I ran into a black bear right at the start of the East Bank Trail of Ross Lake, where you and Johnny were. It walked up to us about 50 feet away. Yikes! With all your walking out there, isn’t it about time you had a close encounter? And wouldn’t where you are for the next bit be a great place to have it? Hope you’ll have your camera ready. Great photos you’ve been giving us. All the best, SS

    1. nancyhikes Post author

      Plan is to sit tight and wait…. in town. We started crazy early. That worked out well with the heat and water for the first 750 miles. Now, not so much. As to bears…. they must not like me. I never see them! Not A Chance is closing in on me fast. I hope I get to see her. Thanks for following along.


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