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Snow in the desert

April 26, 2014

After a surprise storm blew in on Friday, I woke up to find the Tehachapi mountains to the north of us covered in a blanket of snow.  It's quite ironic that this section of the trail, which is notorious for being horrendously hot, was instead incredibly cold for me--and even more so that we would get a storm like this at the very end of April, almost the first of May, during a winter when we've had so little rain.  To add to the challenge, the wind was blowing fiercely throughout the day--a steady 50 mph gale--so riding was very cold and difficult.  But Shyla and I still managed to put in 28 miles, and we ended the day at the point where the PCT crossed Highway 58 at Cameron Rd.

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