5/31/18 I think today was an altitude adjustment as I really felt sluggish and out of energy all day. It could just be a symptom of being in town but Lone Pine is 3737ft, Chicken Spring Lake is at 11,220ft and today ended at 10,643 at Crabtree Meadows. As we arrived Henry and Morgan were … Continue reading Day 52, 750.8 to 767.8 Crabtree Meadows
Here I am trying my best to be attractive to potential rides. I think Zina behind me will do a better job. We stood here for at least half an hour and I was getting impatient. I decided to walk further out of town to narrow down the traffic going in the direction I needed … Continue reading Day 51, Back to trail from Lone Pine. 745.3 Trail Pass junction to Chicken Spring Lake 750.8
I camped under this tree last night. The trees in this area are so interesting! I wish I could take some home for landscape features. This area was surreal, no ground cover at all just gravel. Horseshoe Meadow is a day use area with an equestrian set up too. This is the exit point into … Continue reading Day 50, 739.7 into Lone Pine for resupply
Yikes! Last night my silk bag liner was tested with a low of about 27 degrees! It worked well which was comforting going into the high country. The rain and condensation formed a thin sheet of ice on my tent and shoe that where outside where frost covered. At about 2am some animal was screaming. … Continue reading Day 49, 712.6 to 739.3
This morning we had breakfast at Grumpy Bears Retreat about 3 miles away from the Kennedy Meadows general store. There was a guy giving rides in his truck shuttling us over there. It was busy and breakfast was close to an hour wait after placing the order. Big line for breakfast at Grumpy Bears Retreat. … Continue reading Day 48, Nero at Kennedy Meadows 702 to 712.6 tentsite
This morning we actually slept in on trail for once! It was an actual short walk today to Kennedy Meadows mile 702! Arrived at km about 9:30. It's been awhile since I chugged a beer at 9:30am but it would be rude to ignore trail magic! Found Morgan and Henry! And Lambert sisters are here … Continue reading Day 47, 699 to Kennedy Meadows 702.
Today Snacks caught up after foxmill spring from staying behind in Lake Isabella the other day. This morning what appears to be a paw print about 100yards down trail from camp. The hills are changing, green forests are coming. This rock looks like sliced bread. For lunch, Tortilla, avocado, string cheese and pepperoni. Look! Running … Continue reading Day 46, 674 to 699