We left Warner Springs late, around 1pm, and hit the trail straight through the meadows. Following a dry river basin, we headed back to the shrub hills through pockets of trees. It was an unexpected Nero with us only making 5 miles but we found a beautiful spot alongside the river and under a tree. In the sand of the river banks we planned out the mileage for the next few days to Idyllwild for our first zero; 17, 19, 16 and 12. Looking forward to a rest.