6/17/18. 23 miles Not much happened today, since the big passes and water crossings are behind us Nocello and I hiked separately most of the day. Although a deer ran about 4 ft from my tent last night. Feet are hurting tonight!
6/16/18 We were up again early at 5am in order to get tents down by sunrise before neighborhood eyes caught us. We walked to the shell gas station thinking it would be open to get a coffee, nope not until 6am. We stood waiting out front and the attendant came out to empty trash cans … Continue reading Day 68, 1016.9 – 1027.7
Day 66 again had many water crossings and 2 were over knee high. Not much happening today except mosquitos are worsening. Groupies at my door again. Day 67 6/15/18 Early morning valley fog before full sunrise. There were a few miles of swampy trail like this to hop around trying to keep feet out of. … Continue reading Day 66 and 67 972.4 – 1016.9 Sonora Pass Hwy into Bridgeport
6/13/18. 21.3 miles Benson Pass was very tough for me today. Maybe my energy is dwindling or just an off day. Up at 5am, crossed 2 creeks by 8am and feet were wet all day with several other water crossings and lots of elevation. View from my tent the other night, 20 more of them … Continue reading Day 65, 951.1 – 972.4
6/12/18. 20.1 miles Today I overslept, when I woke up Nocello was gone. I caught up with him about 10:00. The mosquitos are thick today. Fortunately my pants and shirt are tight enough knit that they aren't bitting through. No cell service today. Nocello and I stopped at the Tuolamne store for a burger. While … Continue reading Day 64, 931.2 – 951.1
6/11/18 20.7 miles Today is Yosemite Park and over Donahue Pass. We got started by 5:30am and finished the day at 7:45pm. Alot of other section hikers doing the John Muir Trail. And let the mosquito swatting begin😡 Above, a look down the valley we go. Looking back at what we came over.
Today isn't much to report, a quick trip into town initially intended to be for cell reception but late yesterday I actually got to call Kelly from the trail. Since I already had my mind set on going into town I went. First stop was Starbucks then Vons grocery store, sporting goods store and the … Continue reading Day 62, in and out of Mammoth lakes to 910.5
6/9/18 24.4 miles. Rumor has it there is a trolley that runs from Mammoth Pass trail head to Mammoth lakes town. This is true however we missed the last route time so we made camp off trail about 50 yards. The trees in this area are thinned out due to carbon dioxide coming up from … Continue reading Day 61, 882.4 to 903.3 + 3.5 miles side trail to Mammoth Pass.
I forgot to mention that I had a real shower and laundry yesterday on top of a real meal, apple pie alamode and 2 beers! It was definitely a busy day yesterday. This morning breakfast in the restaurant and getting things in order to leave. Nocello and I left at 12:30pm and chose to walk … Continue reading Day 60, VVR to 882.4
6/7/18, 27 miles What a long day again. Started morning 5:30am arrived at VVR 6:40pm. 27.3 miles today. VVR sits on the West shore of Edison Lake. They advertise a ferry ride that replaces a roughly 6 mile walk and leaves at 4:45pm. Needless to say Nocello and I had to speed up the pace … Continue reading Day 59, 858.6 to VVR 878.7 resupply.