Leanne called me 1:30 PDT this afternoon. Based on her last GPS signal last night, the epicenter of the earthquake, and no contact from her all morning, it was a very unnerving morning. But she is fine.
The earthquake was felt as far as Barstow and San Diego, but none of the hikers that she encountered today mentioned an earthquake, and she did not feel it at all.
After a grueling day yesterday, her feet were in a lot of pain for about two hours after she stopped hiking Monday night. She has one new blister and an old one that doesn’t want to heel.
Today, while hiking through the desert, it was hot and miserable, and she thought, “what the hell am I doing?” Now she is in the trees where it’s cooler, and her spirits are lifted.
Peanut started hiking at 6:12 a.m. on Tuesday at 5,000 feet elevation and had covered 15.5 miles (more than 38,000 steps) with a 3,000-foot elevation gain. She was at mile 241.1 at 1:30 p.m. She will go a few more miles before calling it a day. She saw several hikers in the early morning but has not seen anyone for the past hour.