Ryan Jordan, my hiking partner on this adventure, has posted several dozen photos (he took many more good pictures during the stormiest weather than I did) along with his thoughts on the trip and his gear at this location.

April 16

Our trip began with a whimper instead of a bang. The whimper came from me. America West had lost my luggage in Las Vagas. Ryan and I had no choice but to wait for it. Instead of waiting at the airport we fetched the rental car (seemed to take a rather long time) and then went shopping at the nearby REI. Once we retrieved my duffel our trials were not quite over we ended up spending an hour trying to find the entrance to US101 North. It was 9:00PM when we got on the highway. A couple hours later we pulled into a Best Western in Ukiah. Thus ended our first day.