In June, I enjoyed an 18 mile backpacking adventure through beautiful Golden Trout Wilderness with a couple buddies. Started with a 53 lb pack. Daytime temperatures were 80-90 degrees.
We left on a Friday morning around 10 am, stopping for lunch at Panda Express. For $12, I ordered a massive plate of food with plenty of salt, fat, and sugar! Perfect pre-hike nutrition!
The drive from San Luis Obispo is through remote farmland in a seemingly depressed area. It’s interesting how micro communities like these survive. Imagine having to drive hours to pick up groceries or hardware supplies.