START: Half mile past Willow Spring Road
FINISH: Saddle at 660.9 mile mark
DISTANCE: 38.1 miles (61.3 km)
TOTAL DISTANCE: 660.9 miles (1063.4 km)
Highlights included gorgeous ridge top views and my first bear sighting since the Florida Trail last January. Decided against hitching in to Lake Isabella to seek medical attention; the Poodle Bush rash and swelling continue to increase but hopefully I’ve seen the worse of it.