Started: Red’s Meadow Junction (906.7)
Ended: Tentsite (919.9)
Total Miles: 13.2
Late last night, as I took a shower, I was unable to turn off the water at the hotel. The handle just spun. I called the manager, and he said they would call the plumber. So, the water ran all night.
We got on trail by 10 a.m. With a late start, we were lucky to get 13 miles.
There is a fire burning behind us called the Lion’s Fire. That made our entire hike very smokey. I know that there were some excellent views, but they were obscured by smoke.
It was a bit difficult to breathe, and my mouth was gritty and dry.
Today was about escaping the vortex of civilization, and we did that so it was a good day. Tomorrow we will cross two passes. I ate extra calories tonight to get ready for that.
With the day done and some unexpected internet, I’ll enjoy a relaxing evening.