Saturday, June 18

Horse Flats Camping - First Days of Summer

After the adventure Georgette & I had in Big Sur, we decided to try for a one night camping trip into the hills outside Los Angeles.

With a loose plan of traversing Angeles Crest Highway & stopping in at several campgrounds to see what options we had as far as availability. Hwy 2, recently reopened after 2008's Station Fire, wanders through Angeles National Forest to absolute solitude from any semblance of city life.

Eventually deciding on Horse Flats Campground, which is at the mid point of a nice 5 mile one lane paved road winding off Hwy2, helping to get us out into the wilderness more so than before. Setting up camp to a totally empty surrounds was unreal. We had no neighbors & no people, the entire time Georgette & I were camping, hiking or exploring. Total seclusion.

After a great afternoon hike to Hollyer Peak (spelling?), we build a fire & kept warm to the best of our ability. This adventure brought a bit different type of cold in our direction than previously in Big Sur. This was an alpine cold, sleeping at 5,600 feet, waking to crunchy frost covered meadows & a fine layer of snow/ice on everything.

Alas, this was indeed a new & great adventure with a determined co-pilot all throughout the journey.

Only four days later I found myself setting up camp at the same place with a different adventure. NEW POST SOON.

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