6/6/18, 23.3 miles This morning we were up early about 4am using headlamps since reports said that the southern and northern snow fields were miles long. It would be 3 miles on the south approach and 5 miles on the north decent. By 5:40 we had to cross about 20 yards of 6" deep water … Continue reading Day 58, 835.6 Muir Pass to 858.8
Day 57, Mather Pass 814.6 to 835.6
6/5/18, 21 mile day. Ok! Soooo I survived cowboy camping at +11,000ft last night but wasn't very comfortable. The wind came up lastnight and I couldn't keep drafts away. It also seems that a mild sleep apnea can happen at this altitude, Nocello noticed it as well. Needless to say it was a long night … Continue reading Day 57, Mather Pass 814.6 to 835.6
Day 55 & 56, 793.5 to 802.6 and over Mt. Pinchot to 814.6
6/3/18 Day 55 was an easy 9 mile day going from campsite to a campsite below Pinchot Pass. I wasn't going to try another afternoon pass crossing. I arrived at camp early at 2:00pm which was nice to relax a bit and review my food, it's looking like I will be cutting it close to … Continue reading Day 55 & 56, 793.5 to 802.6 and over Mt. Pinchot to 814.6
Day 54, Forester and Glen Passes 774.7 to 793.5
Lastnight I let insecurities about my experience level in high country get to me. In the end I decided to get up and give it a try. The worst that could happen is my feet would be wet and turn back if I felt to beyond my ability. I found a good place to cross … Continue reading Day 54, Forester and Glen Passes 774.7 to 793.5
Day 53, Summit of Mt Whitney, return to PCT mile 774.
6/1/18 This morning Paparazzi, Verde, Dutchie and I began our day at 12:30am leaving our tents and non-essentials behind. We anticipated sunrise to be about 5:30 with a 7.3 mile / 3800 ft climb. Unfortunately I left my phone in the pouch of my shoulder strap exposed to the freezing temperatures of the climb. The … Continue reading Day 53, Summit of Mt Whitney, return to PCT mile 774.