We have been enjoying unusually wet weather for Southern California. We hiked for an entire day in the rain and have enjoyed the shade of clouds and cooler temperatures as the storm broke up over the last few days. We are increasing our mileage and had three 20+ mile days in a row. Three days ago I saw a coyote for the first time in my life and the following day saw another running up the trail ahead of us. We have hiked every day for the last three weeks but today we are in the mountain town of Wrightwood enjoying our first full day of rest off the trail.