Traveling the 15 freeway on the way to an Area Assembly, I needed to stop for gas. I pulled off at the exit where all the thru-hikers stop to eat at the McDonald’s before they continue on up to their next trail town, Wrightwood. I asked Melissa if she’d mind if I drive through the McDonald’s parking lot as I would like to see if there are any hikers there.
As I pulled into the parking lot Patch and Crumbs were 20 feet away from getting their first hot meal in a number of days. Kindly, they allowed me to photograph them. I introduced myself, after asking if they were thru-hiking, by saying, “Hi, I’m Gottago.” Crumbs responded, “Oh, you are the bandana lady.” Yup, I am.
They are so young. So strong. So unbelievably cute.
And……. I am very envious of the above as well as the fact that they are out there “doing the trail”. Heavy sigh.