My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Graceful dead tree up above Deep Canyon.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Pacific Crest Trail hikers
We stopped for breakfast in Lone Pine yesterday morning. We arrived about 9:30 a.m. and immediately saw a group of 4 PCT hikers walk by. I spotted another young man with his backpack shortly thereafter. We eat breakfast at a little cafe called "The Totem Pole". They have good food and fresh coffee. Then, we headed up to Bishop, to stop at the bakery there in town. But first, we stopped at the JC Penney in Bishop. I LOVE that store and we can always find something to buy there. It isn't very big, but they carry an excellent assortment of the right kind of clothes for the Sierra. I bought 4 tops and 2 pair of capri-like shorts, since I was STUPID and only brought one pair with me (it was 91 degrees in Bishop yesterday!) Two hikers came up to me in the store and asked about the bus schedule. I told the girl that I was a tourist, but she could check with the cashier. The guy did that and they were off on their way. It isn't a heavy snow year for the Sierra, but a lot of hikers get off in either Lone Pine or Bishop. It's windy here this morning (near June Lake) and I'm thinking about heading over to Silver Lake to take photos while hubby sleeps. Here are some pics of the hikers and the town of Lone Pine from yesterday.