Woke at 4:30 and hiked to McDonalds for breakfast. This was the most dangerous part of our trip thus far as we walked on a narrow shoulder with semi’s and cars zipping by at high speeds during the dark. Jerry had 2 egg McMuffins, 2 large OJ, and hash browns. Kathy had an egg scramble and “turtle” coffee drink. We were back on the trail by 6 am. The day was hot, shadeless, windless, and dry. Mile 341.9 to 357.23 with elevation gain of 5318 ft. We carried 12 liters of water between the two of us as we would have a dry camp. We saw two snakes and noted that Southern California has more dirt roads than one can imagine. They are everywhere. Later we found out that many of them are for fire breaks. Our camp was on the side of a dirt road at an elevation of 6453 ft. Jerry’s mini McDonalds challenge was a bust. He could not choke down cheeseburger # 3 and barely got # 4 down. We were in camp by 2:30 searching for shade which we improvised using our solar umbrellas and draping our sleeping bags over the tent. At about 5:30 we had trail angel Ed arrived with cold water, beer, tangerines, lawn chairs and hand wipes. He even took our garbage. It was a great ending to a tough day.