Steph and got on the road about 1:30 and made it to Big Sur Station at around 4pm. we waited there for about 30 min and then Joe and Chad got there.
We set out as we were getting shower on daylight. The hike was beautiful, but the first part was a grueling uphill with no forgiveness.
It was dusk as we came to the first campground, terrace creek. We decided to push on for another hour or so in the dark to make it to the next campground, Barlow flats, two miles further down the way.
When we got there it was pitch black. The people who had made it there before us were nice enough to show us to an empty camp spot. I took a bath in the creek, Then we set up and hung out with some of the other hikers. There was wiskey, scotch, sake, wine, beer, cider, and weed going around. Everyone was sharing their plenty but I stuck to just a little cider. We decided to call it a night a little early since everyone was so tired.